Empire Exclusive Image Of Kylo Ren, Adam Driver Refers To Ren As A “Religious Fanatic”

Today Empire provides us with an exclusive look at a new image (click for a larger view) featuring Kylo Ren with his crossguard lightsaber ignited by his side flanked by two First Order Stormtroopers as a large fire rages in the background.

Adam Driver, who plays Ren, offered up the following comments on his character in the article:

Speaking exclusively to Empire for our Force Awakens issue (in all Light and Dark Side newsagents next week), Driver says that he sees Ren as more of a religious fanatic than a villain in the traditional sense. “When they think of their actions as morally justified,” Driver told us, “it makes them dangerous and unpredictable. There’s no level they won’t go to to accomplish what they’re after. I never thought of the character as an evil person.”

As we wait for their special The Force Awakens issue to arrive on newsstands on November 26, Empire has so far given us our first look at Constable Zuvio, some details on Andy Serkis’ Snoke, and what it was like for John Boyega to use a lightsaber.

Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.