Is Adam Driver playing Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? While we don't see the actor's face in the teaser trailer, we do meet this lone Sith wondering through a snowy landscape. It's possible that the actor is playing the main bad guy, whose journey is said to mirror Luke Skywalker's. But we won't likely know the truth until closer to the release date. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor did discuss the grounding of characters in this new sequel. And he compares it to what we saw in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
"I always think back to the original movies and to those quieter moments where Luke is out in A New Hope, and there are the two suns setting. It is the equivalent, basically, of a farm boy dying to get out of his small town and do something bigger. It's those kinds of universal themes that ground this whole thing in space."
Mark Hamill, who returns as Jedi master Luke Skywalker, also spoke with Entertainment Weekly. He's been a little bit more open about returning to the franchise, but is contractually obligated not to say anything about the story line. He does reveal that he appreciates the experience of shooting a new movie a little bit more than he did when he was younger:
"I don't know that I'm even completely recovered from my state of shock [on getting the call on the new trilogy]. Part of the experience of [Star Wars] in my life was coming down from that, putting it behind me. We had a beginning, a middle, and an end. And I certainly, in a million years, never expected to return. I thought, 'Even if they do more trilogies, my story is over.' It's kind of like Scrooge on Christmas morning. 'Oh my God, this time I'm going to appreciate it in a way I wasn't able to as a young man.'"
Someone unable to give quotes is R2D2. So he'd rather make his presence known by appearing on the cover of Total Film magazine. Check out this new image of the iconic astromech droid as he prepares for his return to theaters soon: