Adam Driver compares “Star Wars: Episode VIII” to *another* iconic “Star Wars” movie

Each day, we get a little bit closer to the next installment of the Star Wars saga, the still-untitled Episode VIII. In case you’re wondering, it’s actually 456 days away, but not that we’re keeping track. Or thinking about it every single day (actually, yes and yes).

Details about the story are still being kept secret, but filming has wrapped and that means the movie’s cast is back out in the real world, compared to the Star Wars one. And yes, people have been bugging them about what we can expect from the next movie, which has some big stormtrooper shoes to fill considering how much we loved Force Awakens. The latest cast member to be asked about the movie — and spill the tiniest bit of information — is Adam Driver. AKA Kylo Ren. AKA, Ben Solo.

Though he still is keeping everything secret, he did share that Episode VIII is going to be just like another Star Wars sequel: Attack of the Clones!!


JK. No, not that one. Never that one. He’s talking about the other second Star Wars movie, Empire Strikes Back.


"[The script is] great," Driver told Collider. "It’s similar to how The Empire Strikes Back has a different tone. For that people always go, ‘Oooh, it’s dark,’ but I don’t know that it necessarily is. It’s just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary but also very clear."

If Force Awakens was all fun and games until Kylo Ren killed his dad (and omg if that is a spoiler, where have you been?), it sounds like Episode VIII is going to take a few more dramatic turns. But don’t worry — it’s still going to be an ah-mazing Star Wars story.


"[Director] Rian [Johnson] is coming into something that we kind of set up and he just took it to the next level in a really great way. He wrote it, too, and Rian’s writing is so clear. I learned a lot of things about my character through his writing...He’s not dumbing anything down for someone and that’s really fun to play."

Learning more about Kylo Ren’s character? Like HOW AND WHY AND WHO TURNED HIM TO THE DARK SIDE? Gaaahhh, is it December 15th 2017 yet?

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