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Kylo Ren Is an Undercover Boss in SNL Sketch

By Brian Gallagher — January 17th, 2016

Last night, Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver hosted the first 2016 episode of Saturday Night Live, and as expected, the actor reprised his villainous Kylo Ren role. The sketch comedy show put a unique spin on Kylo Ren, with the character appearing on a fake episode of the CBS reality series Undercover Boss, set on the Starkiller Base. This powerful villain went under cover as a radar technician named Matt, where he conversed with some of his underlings, played by Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan.

Kylo Ren is most certainly a controversial one, since we learned over the course of this blockbuster that he is actually the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa. This villain is expected to return in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which starts production later this month, but no cast members have been confirmed. LucasFilm has already set a May 26, 2017 release date for the sequel.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been shattering box office records left and right, earning over $856 million at the domestic box office and $1.8 billion worldwide. It currently has the record for the highest-grossing film ever domestically, and third largest movie ever worldwide, behind Titanic ($2.1 billion) and Avatar ($2.7 billion). It remains to be seen if Star Wars: The Force Awakens can break these records, but this blockbuster still has plenty of time before it leaves theaters.

Adam Driver will also likely be promoting the Season 5 premiere of his hit HBO series Girls, which debuts February 21, 2016. The actor's popular character Adam Sackler even transitioned into the animated TV realm earlier this year. The actor had a guest starring spot on Fox's hit series The Simpsons during the show's Season 27 premiere back in late September.

This episode of Saturday Night Live will mark Adam Driver's hosting debut of the hit series, with the episode also featuring musical guest Chris Stapleton. It's possible that some of the actor's Girls co-stars could join him for surprise appearances, but we won't know for sure until this weekend. What do you think about Adam Driver's new Saturday Night Live sketch? Check out the video below, and stay tuned for more on Saturday Night Live.

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