Star Wars the Force Awakens: Who is Kylo Ren?

The time is almost here. The FORCE is almost upon us. Three more months and we will get to see our favorite Star Wars characters (plus many new ones) show off on the big screen again!

As we approach the release date of the seventh installment of the fan favorite sci-fi franchise, more and more details about the movie and its characters are trickling in.

One of the new characters that have piqued fans' curiousity is Kylo Ren (played by Adam Driver). He's the badass looking dude who swings around his equally badass looking lightsabre (as seen in the trailer).

Like my saber?

Upon first glance, the red colored lightsaber makes us think of Darth Vader. Meaning Kylo Ren is possibly a Sith? However, the Star Wars director JJ Abrams has confirmed that  Kylo Ren is not a Sith. He is only an employee of Supreme Leader Snoke. Snoke (played by Gollum star Andy Serkis) is a powerful person in the Dark Side of the Force. Kylo Ren, added Abrams, is a member of the Knights of Ren. He also wears a mask that pays tribute to Darth Vader's mask. So from that we can gather that maybe Kylo Ren is some sort of Vader wannabe, or at least he is a big fan.

Kylo Ren and his stormtroopers.

 We’ll find out more when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hyper-jumps into cinemas in December this year.