By: Dominic Jones
Our friends over at MakingStarWars.net have posted a description of a very intriguing scene involving the villain of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren. The scene gives us a little insight into what Ren's state of mind may be in the film. As usual, there is a chance this could turn out to be false but if you are trying to avoid all The Force Awakens spoilers then stop reading now. This is your official SPOILER ALERT!
Before read on, quickly refresh your memory of this piece of concept art that Indy Revolver released last year,
According to Jason Ward from Making Star Wars, the guy holding the Vader helmet is definitely Kylo Ren. Here's what will go down in that scene,
Today I think we know who that is in the sequence holding the Darth Vader helmet. We’re fairly certain its Kylo Ren played by Adam Driver. There was so much concept art for this sequence we can’t say what it amounts to at this point. We don’t think it is the main bad guy as he has no sequence which appears to line up with the scene in the painting(s). The main bad guy played by Andy Serkis, codenamed “Uber” at this moment, appears to only have a few scenes. Our impression of “Uber” is that he appears somewhat undead and his role is like that of Darth Sidious popping up to make sure the bad guys are doing bad stuff on schedule and pulling levers when ordered to do so. I think he only has three or four appearances in the film.
Directly after the sequence in which Rey and Finn evade the TIE Fighters. Finn gets those guns working and fires on the TIE Fighters in pursuit. We then cut to Kylo Ren, alone in his “padded room,” talking to himself on a Star Destroyer. We then cut back to Rey and Finn. Finn compliments Rey (probably on her fast flying) and Rey figures out that Finn is lying about what he appears to be (more on that mystery in a few days). The Falcon is then swallowed up by a huge freighter.
Knowing the concept art for this sequence, Kylo sits down looking into the eyes of a burned out Darth Vader helmet, presumably the one from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. In every version of this work, the figure is cloaked, one hand is robotic, and the other human hand holds the warped Darth Vader helmet.
Putting it together, he apparently talks to himself if we take the text literally. Where the sequence is placed, we simply know that Kylo wants the saber. We’ve only really seen him storm into the village, kill the Vicar, and confront Poe Dameron. So my guess is this is where he might voice his true plans and designs to the helmet of Darth Vader (who might be his grandfather). Functionally, we the audience learn what he’s all about. But that’s just my guess.
This definitely makes you wonder about Kylo's mental state if he's talking to a helmet. Is he hearing voices in his head? Could it be Vader's? It makes you wonder what is really driving Kylo Ren in the film.
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