JJ’s recently revealed thoughts on Kylo Ren reveal a character that’s simply more than just a bad guy.
If you recall in the Star Wars prequels that the Darth in Darth Vader was not a simple name such as David or Simon but rather a title that signified the title bearer was a Sith Lord. The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams have revealed that he and scriptwriter Lawrence Kasdan have cooked up a similar trick for the villain of their movie, Kylo Ren.
Remember how we eventually learned that “Darth” is not a first name, but a kind of title? It appears the surname “Ren” is something similar. JJ’s says of Kylo “He is a character who came to the name Kylo Ren when he joined a group called the Knights of Ren.
So, what is this group of Knights? Are they heroes in the vein of King Arthur’s silver soldiers but with a secret mission? Are they simply bad guys lounging around trying to become one with the Force? What did Kylo do to become worth of becoming a Knight of Ren?
If Palpatine and Vader were indeed the last two living Sith Lord, do these knights serve as the new extraordinary league of bad guys that will serve to terrorise the heroes of the new Star Wars trilogy? Does the mysterious Snoke lead or direct these Knights of Ren?
Who is Ren? Is it a he? Is it a she? Is Ren a thing of mystery? A powerful item such as a Kaiburr Crystal? Is Ren a feeling or a mood that’s part of the Force?
What we do know is that Kylo Ren is not a Sith - which possibly implies that Supreme Leader Snoke is not a Sith Lord either.
And a final question – if Kylo Ren is an adopted name, who is Kylo Ren? Is he a Solo? Is he a Skywalker? Our pick is that Kylo Ren is the son of Han Solo, from a relationship he had