Appearing on Larry King Now this week, actor Adam Driver was hesitant to give a lot away about Star Wars: Episode VIII but did share some insight into what fans can expect from Kylo Ren and also teased his character’s fate.
Asked what aspect of Ren he is excited for fans to see in Episode VIII, Driver said fans will see more of Ren’s “humanity” in the upcoming sci-fi film.
“I think, this is such a general answer but you know–humanity,” he said (via UPROXX and ohnotheydidn’t). “Even though it’s very much a blockbuster movie, and I’m aware of that, there was no taking that for granted and we were forced to be general. There were a lot of plot points that we knew were operating in the first one, that we get to explain more in the second one, to make both of them make sense.
“They do kind of feel socially active to me, and George Lucas originally, a lot of Star Wars was in response to Vietnam and a lot of what I remember talking about with [The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams] and [Episode VIII director Rian Johnson) was this idea of terrorism, and two sides kind of being morally justified to behave however they wanted to to get whatever they thought was absolutely correct.”
Driver was also asked if Ren survives Episode VIII, to which he responded, “Depends on what you’re idea of living is…”
Also in the interview, Driver discusses how he came to be involved with Star Wars in the first place and says he was not asked to audition.
Episode VIII comes out in December. The newest Star Wars film is the spinoff Rogue One, which came out last month and has made more than $800 million to date.