Adam Driver spoke with Entertainment Weekly on the prospects of Kylo Ren being redeemed for his past actions in The Rise of Skywalker. As we all know, Ren has performed some pretty unspeakable acts of sheer evil throughout the events of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Will this conflicted and torn character seek forgiveness for his prior actions?
When asked by EW if redemption was possible for the First Order’s Supreme Leader — or should even be considered given the magnitude of the character’s evil deeds — Adam Driver dismissed the idea.
“What does he have to be redeemed for?” Driver shot back.
“[Kylo Ren] has a different identity, a different definition of what redemption is,” Driver says. “He’s already been redeemed in his story. I don’t think there is a thought of redemption. He doesn’t have an outside lens of the events, you know — you know what I mean? That’s more of an outsider’s view of his world.”