Adam Driver has officially stated that he will not be joining the Star Wars universe again, despite speculations that the actor will make a cameo in Rey’s Jedi Order film. Daisy Ridley is scheduled to make a comeback in an upcoming Star Wars film that takes place after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it was confirmed in April 2023. Several speculated about which characters from the sequel trilogy could make a cameo alongside Ridley when the project was announced. It was unofficially dubbed Rey’s fresh Jedi Order Star Wars movie.
During his visit on the Smartless podcast, artist Adam Driver (adamdriverarchv on Twitter/X) announced that he would not be returning to Star Wars, despite being one of the frequently discussed names. Regarding whether Driver will play Kylo Ren again in the future, the sequel trilogy star responded: “They’re doing stuff, but not with me. I’m not doing any more.” Driver was then met with the reply of “You’re done because the character’s done?” which Driver replied.
Driver’s remarks on the subject make it plain that the actor does not want to work on more Star Wars projects. Considering that Kylo Ren/Ben Solo passed away in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this makes logical, even if the franchise has previously said that a character’s journey does not always finish with death. In any case, Driver’s handling of the matter might indicate that Kylo Ren’s Star Wars adventure is finally ending.
Driver may be purposefully misrepresenting the idea of a Star Wars comeback to viewers. In the realm of franchise-making movies, this is not unusual; recurring performers who had previously said they would not play their previous roles have been included in several series, including Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Given the recent outcry about Kylo Ren’s possible future in a far-off galaxy, it would be impolite and foolish to reject Adam Driver’s word regarding his Star Wars comeback.