We're only 6 days away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally being in theaters. But as you may have heard, the press is seeing the movie on Monday and Tuesday, with reviews set to hit Wednesday at midnight. That means after three years of waiting, we'll finally know if we have another Star Wars classic on our hands, or if we're starring down a Phantom Menace. To celebrate the near arrival, Star Wars Facebook has released a brand new motion poster of main villain Kylo Ren. He is seen here awakening the dark side of the Force. Though, perhaps we shouldn't be too scared of him. In our recent interview with John Boyega, the man behind Finn describes his bitter enemy as a nerd.
"Kylo Ren is basically the biggest Star Wars fans there has ever been. And he is just trying to protect his best interests. He definitely feels like he might be a nerd. One that is slightly misguided. And it feels like he is socially awkward. It does feel like that, too. I would only wear a mask like that if I was a little afraid of people."
Adam Driver is the man behind the mask in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And he decided to not portray Kylo Ren as a villain. He took a decidedly different approach to figuring out who this powerful force is. This is what he had to say in a recent interview.
"When they think of their actions as morally justified, it makes them dangerous and unpredictable. There's no level they won't go to to accomplish what they're after. I never thought of the character as an evil person."
The Star Wars galaxy is a dangerous place. Epic Battles. Remote worlds. Strange creatures. And deadly threats at each turn. A long time ago a group of heroes banded together to save the galaxy from an Evil Empire. A dark new threat promises to destroy everything they've fought for. Now it's time for a new generation of heroes. Rey, a scavenger searching for answers. And Finn, a rogue Stormtrooper looking for something to fight for. They team up with a mysterious droid named BB-8. These three must make a choice. Continue their journey alone. Or work together to defeat the dark side.
The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, , Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt. Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases in U.S. theaters on December 18, 2015. We also have a newly released gif that shows Han Solo in action, which arrived with the Kylo Ren motion poster.