Empire Magazine: Exclusive Image of Kylo Ren From The Rise of Skywalker

Empire has posted an exclusive image of Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren from their November 2019 issue celebrating the theatrical release of director J.J. Abrams’ The Rise of Skywalker. In addition to this new image, they also have comments from the film’s co-writer Chris Terrio on the relationship between Kylo and Rey which will be fleshed out even more during the events of Episode IX. Click the image below for a larger view.

Empire Magazine kicked off their exclusive in-film coverage of The Rise of Skywalker yesterday with this image of The Knights of Ren.

The Rise of Skywalker arrives in theaters December 20.

For all its pyrotechnics, epic battles, and explosive developments, some of the most striking moments in Star Wars: The Last Jedi are the dialogue scenes between Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren (below, in a brand new image) and Daisy Ridley’s Rey – Force-assisted discussions that proved part emotional manipulation, part vulnerable heart-to-heart. The pair’s dance around the pull of light and darkness is one of the key tensions at the heart of the sequel trilogy, and one that will feature once again in the upcoming Episode IX.

Speaking to Empire in the world exclusive Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker issue, co-writer Chris Terrio opened up about the complex bond between the trilogy’s Force-sensitive duo. “Some of the most interesting scenes in The Last Jedi are the conversations between Rey and Ren,” he said, noting the different side of Ben Solo that Rey is able to tap into. “We’ve tried to pick up that complicated relationship that really has been present ever since the interrogation in Episode VII. When Ren takes off his mask, there’s a nakedness about him with Rey that he doesn’t express to anyone else. Rian developed that in fascinating ways and we’ve been able to develop it even further.”