There have been many rumors that pertain to Adam Driver's character in Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. What has been confirmed is that it is a villain. This villain happens to be the one pictured above, the cross guard lightsaber wielding Kylo Ren. There have been many rumors about Kylo Ren, and, with some of the new details that have been revealed, some may have been debunked.
A rumor that caught my attention was that Kylo Ren is the son Of Han Solo and Leia Organa, and the twin brother of Daisy Ridley's Rey. This rumor probably was raised when this picture was released.
This is a picture from the set of Star Wars Episode 7. It was strongly speculated that the guy in the rebel flight uniform was Driver. This of course lead to the rumor that Adam Driver could be a good guy, or a good guy who will go bad in the film.
This would completely fit if Kylo Ren was Leia and Han's son. In the EU (Expanded Universe) Leia and Han have twins named Jacen and Jaina. Jacen goes bad and becomes Darth Caedus.
It was heavily rumored that Kylo Ren is a hot shot rebel X-Wing Fighter pilot with an unhealthy obsession with the Dark Side of the Force. This obsession leads Ren to build the cross guard lightsaber witnessed in the teaser trailer and become an agent of evil. With this rumor and the rumor that Rey is a Solo spawn, it was speculated that maybe Ren was Rey's twin and the son of Solo. Another big part of this is the names. For a long time, there were rumors that Daisy Ridley's main character was named Kira. Even though her character's name was revealed to be Rey after the teaser, it could be a fake name or just a false identity, which makes complete sense because she is supposedly in hiding at the beginning of the film. Her full name could be Kira Rey Solo, which would be a good name for the twin of Kylo Ren Solo.
Recently MakingStarWars.net released a summary of what the beginning of Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens will supposedly look like. It is mentioned that John Boyega's Finn is a stormtrooper who is in a battle at a village. After he witnesses his friend's death, Finn lets a few innocent villagers out alive. This causes Kylo Ren to arrest Finn and through him in the brig of a Star Destroyer.
This description of the beginning of the film, if true, would debunk the rumor that Kylo Ren is a Solo spawn or an X-Wing pilot. This would show that Kylo Ren is just pure evil and was always a bad guy.
To be honest, I don't think that this will be case. I think that Kylo Ren will be a Solo child, it is much better for the story. I think that the person who will arrest Finn is Gwendoline Christie's Shocktrooper, not Kylo Ren.
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