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Secrets of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Villain Kylo Ren Revealed!

Entertainment Weekly cracked open the Star Wars: The Force Awakens mystery box just a bit on Wednesday, revealing a few pieces of Kylo Ren's history and backstory. Here's what we've learned:

Kylo Ren is obsessed with Darth Vader:

What does he want? That much remains unclear, although he seems to be a Vader obsessive, with an appearance influenced by that dark lord of the Sith who met his demise long before Ren’s birth. “The movie explains the origins of the mask and where it’s from, but the design was meant to be a nod to the Vader mask,” Abrams tells EW. “[Ren] is well aware of what’s come before, and that’s very much a part of the story of the film.”

Kylo Ren built his own lightsaber:

As for his weapon of choice, Abrams can confirm what many suspected: it’s a tool he crafted all by his lonesome. “The lightsaber is something that he built himself, and is as dangerous and as fierce and as ragged as the character,” Abrams says. 

The villain is part of a group called the Knights of Ren and Kylo Ren isn't even is original name:

“He is a character who came to the name Kylo Ren when he joined a group called the Knights of Ren,” Abrams says. But that’s as far as the writer-director will go. What are the Knights of Ren? You’re going to have to wait until Dec. 18 to find out.

So who was Kylo Ren before he put on the mask? Maybe we'll get a new glimpse during the D23 convention this weekend or Force Friday on Sept. 4 will reveal some new info.
Secrets of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Villain Kylo Ren Revealed! Reviewed by Bill Kuchman on 8/12/2015 Rating: 5

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