A great deal of information regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been revealed by the film's tie-in merchandise, and now, on Force Friday, we have the voice of Kylo Ren, unveiled by a talking action figure.
Kylo Ren may be the most visible face of the Dark Side in the lead up to The Force Awakens, but the character hasn't spoken a word in the film's first two trailers. Fans briefly wondered if Ren was the person behind the voice-over in the first teaser, but that was later identified as actor Andy Serkis, who plays Supreme Leader Snoke in the newest Star Wars.
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Thanks to a new, talking action figure of Ren released on Force Friday, fans now have their first taste of the villain's ominous voice, as Yahoo News reports. The figure delivers nine of Adam Driver's lines from the newest Star Wars, and while they don't give away a great deal regarding the film's plot, they do reveal Kylo Ren's sinister nature.
"I've been waiting for this for a long time."
"Is it true? You're just a scavenger?"
"Don't be afraid."
"I feel it too."
"You know what I've come for."
"Don't fight it... you know you can't."
"I'm immune to the light."
"Together, we will destroy the resistance and the last Jedi."
While Kylo Ren's voice carries a mechanized tone similar to Darth Vader (but without the booming bass notes), the figure's lines are mostly ambiguous regarding the film. Fans, however, are sure to speculate over the line that indicates a hunt for "the last Jedi." While that seems almost certainly a reference to Luke Skywalker, it could also be directed at Finn, a character who has been shown to wield Anakin Skywalker's old lightsaber, even in a duel with Ren, as Moviepilot notes.
Brand new #TheForceAwakens art to mark #ForceFriday, featuring the Kylo Ren and the First Order! pic.twitter.com/1VU42RDmEc
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Rumors surrounding the production of The Force Awakens have indicated that Luke may be in hiding at the time of the newest Star Wars film. While it was generally assumed that he was guarding over something or someone, little speculation has centered on the idea that Luke himself might have something to fear 30 years after the Battle of Endor. Kylo Ren has previously been described by director J.J Abrams as a Darth Vader obsessive, and with the First Order carrying on where the Empire left off, could it be that Kylo Ren has a bone to pick with Luke, the man responsible for defeating the Emperor and Vader? Fans have just a few months to go before they find out, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released on December 18.