J.J. Abrams Not Ruling Out Redemption For Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren In ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

J.J. Abrams recently discussed Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren and the possibility of redemption in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

It might still be months before fans get to dive into the final chapter of this saga in the Star Wars universe, but J.J. Abrams is more than confident that Adam Driver’s performance in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will leave a lasting impression on audiences in December. The recent footage that arrived at D23 showed off an intense duel between Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren and Daisy Ridley’s Rey and it would be easy to assume that Kylo Ren will continue to be the villain of the story. However, with the return of Emperor Palpatine, nothing is that simple. Especially after the footage of Rey herself wielding a red dual lightsaber in the same footage. Perhaps Rey and Kylo Ren switch sides by the end of the film? Only time will tell.

While speaking to MTV at the D23 Expo about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, J.J. Abrams continued to tease Kylo Ren’s arc in the film and toyed with the idea of his redemption. Star Wars fans have been speculating for years that by the end of this trilogy, Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren will be turned to the light side by Rey, Poe and Finn — eventually helping them to restore order to the galaxy. Regardless of if that plays true or not, it sounds like Adam Driver has given everything to his role as Kylo Ren in this final adventure.

“I will say that with an actor like Adam Driver, you can never limit what that man can do. I will say, without talking about redemption or not, that he is mind-blowing in this. He’s brought a whole other level to this, so I can’t wait to see what happens with him.”

If Kylo Ren is redeemed by the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, everything will come full circle — since he was originally part of the light side of the Force. What are you most excited to see from Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren performance in the film? Let us know in the comments section!

Full plot details for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are currently under wraps, though the film is set to conclude the Skywalker saga before the franchise takes a three-year hiatus from theaters.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.

Source: MTV

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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