This article contains spoilers for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Read at your own risk.
When The Force Awakens was released in 2015, it had been ten years since the last Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith. Excitement was at an all time high as the marketing was able to perfectly hype up both the hardcore and casual audiences. While many were interested to see how heroes such as Rey and Finn were going to be characterised, the history of Star Wars made it so people were just as intrigued to see the villains, one of these being Kylo Ren. We all had questions such as “Will he be the new Darth Vader?” and “Is he a sith?”. As The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi came out, we realised that he was neither of these things. It turned out, he was the perfect villain for a new era. Continue reading