Contrary to rumors linking him to a return in the rumored Rey’s Jedi Order movie, Adam Driver has confirmed that he will not be reprising his role in the Star Wars franchise. In April 2023, it was revealed that Daisy Ridley would be returning for an upcoming Star Wars film set after “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” While unofficially titled Rey’s new Jedi Order Star Wars movie, speculation arose about the potential return of sequel trilogy characters alongside Ridley.
Although Adam Driver, the actor who portrayed Kylo Ren, was frequently discussed in relation to a potential return to Star Wars, he has officially stated that he will not be coming back to the franchise. This confirmation came during his appearance on the Smartless podcast, as reported by adamdriverarchv on Twitter/X. When questioned about reprising his role as Kylo Ren in future projects, Driver responded, “They’re doing stuff, but not with me. I’m not doing any more.” Driver was then met with the reply of “You’re done because the character’s done?” which Driver confirmed.
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Adam Driver Clearly Doesn’t Intend To Return To Star Wars
Driver’s remarks on the subject unequivocally indicate his reluctance to reprise his role in Star Wars. While this decision aligns with the demise of Kylo Ren/Ben Solo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the franchise has previously demonstrated that character deaths do not necessarily mark the conclusion of their narratives. Nevertheless, Driver’s acknowledgment of the situation suggests that Kylo Ren’s journey in the Star Wars universe has likely reached its definitive conclusion.
Certainly, there exists the chance that Driver is purposefully providing misleading information regarding a potential return to Star Wars. Such occurrences are not uncommon in the realm of franchise filmmaking, as seen in various series such as Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where actors have returned despite previous statements indicating otherwise. Nevertheless, it would be inconsiderate and potentially imprudent to dismiss Adam Driver’s assertion about his return to Star Wars, especially as the potential future of Kylo Ren in a distant galaxy faces its most definitive repudiation.
Source: Screen Rant