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J.J. Abrams Explains Kylo Ren’s Mindset In That Unforgettable Han Solo Scene

Star Wars: The Force Awakens made over $2 billion, so is it a spoiler at this point to talk about Han Solo and Kylo Ren’s relationship and how it ended? Everybody probably knows by now that Kylo Ren is Ben Solo, and he kills his dad, Han Solo, whom he feels abandoned by, in a gut-punch of a scene at the end. And if you didn’t know, oops, spoiler. Go cry about it like Kylo does.

The Force Awakens is coming out in a 3D collector’s edition on November 15th in the U.S. (because money), and with it comes a new commentary track from director J.J. Abrams. Part of the commentary addresses what was going through Kylo Ren’s mind when he committed patricide. Was it his plan all along, or another impulsive decision from a tantrum-throwing, petulant brat?

It sounds like the latter, as J.J. Abrams explains in an exclusive video at USA Today as transcribed by Screen Rant:

“People have asked me if I think Kylo Ren was just playing with him the whole time, if he meant to kill him from the beginning. And the truth is, I think Kylo Ren in this moment is actually being convinced to walk away from this. Snoke is, as Han says, using him, and I think that somewhere Ben knows this. But I think that he can’t accept it. Deep down he has gone too far.”

Ugh. Everybody hates you for a reason, Kylo. Oh boo hoo, I’m in too deep, I guess I’ll kill my dad. Snoke thinks I’m cool. This is why we can’t have nice things, Kylo.

In the 3D collector’s edition commentary, Abrams went on to say, “Obviously any time two characters in Star Wars go out on an incredibly thin bridge 10 miles above the ground with no railings, it’s not going to end well with one of them.”

It might even end in cheesy dad jokes or a flagrant display of daddy issues.

(Via USA Today and Screen Rant)

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