Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren is unable to escape the shadow of his grandfather Darth Vader in the latest promo image for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
While Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren attempted to convince Daisy Ridley’s Rey that she needed to let her past die, the villainous character never seemed fully convinced that it was his own philosophy as he accomplished his grandfather’s goal of becoming the ruler of the galaxy and entrenching himself in the Dark Side of the Force. As such, it’s not surprising to see that the Knights of Ren have reconstructed his broken helmet in order to rebuild his image as Supreme Leader Kylo Ren rather than as Ben Solo, the fallen heir to the Skywalker bloodline.
A new promotional shot accentuates the connection, as an image of Darth Vader’s melted helmet from Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been superimposed on Kylo Ren’s cape, as Adam Driver’s character looked at the helmet in that movie while making a confession. Also emphasized are the repaired cracks on the helmet of Adam Driver’s character, as light still tries to seep in in spite of Kylo Ren’s reluctantness to go back to the light. Check out the new look at Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren below:
The entire trilogy has grappled with the idea of whether or not Adam Driver’s villain is capable of redemption, and while the promotional images have suggested that he’s a straight villain in the film, cast interviews have painted a more complex picture for the Star Wars character. Whether or not Kylo Ren can overcome his dark legacy seems to be entirely up to him.
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 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 20, 2019. Stay tuned for the latest news on Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren and the Star Wars universe.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along 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.
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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.