Star of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Donald Glover, has said that he likes Kylo Ren more than Darth Vader.
Vader is one of the most iconic villains in movie history and the character’s tragic story was only added to with the prequel series centered on his fall from grace. Kylo Ren is the latest bad guy to enter the fray, serving as the main antagonist in the sequel trilogy.
With the history Vader has behind him, there aren’t many fans that would pick Adam Driver’s character over the man once known as Anakin Skywalker, but this is exactly what Donald Glover has done.
Glover is set to play a young Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and during a recent interview with Noisey (via IndieWire), the actor was asked which character he liked the most: Darth Maul, Darth Vader, or Kylo Ren:
“Kylo Ren has a really interesting sense of humor. He’s intense, I get his story. So I kind of have to go with Kylo Ren.”
Darth Maul only appeared in the one live action film, so it’s understandable why Glover might have gone with Kylo Ren over this particular villain but choosing Anakin’s grandson over Vader himself is certainly an eye-catching remark.
A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi’Ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, Ian Kenny (Sing Street) as Rebolt, Harley Durst (Wonder Woman) as Moloch, Jon Favreau (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Rio Durant, Tien Hoang (Now You See Me 2) as Moloch’s henchman, Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) as Dryden Vos and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) in an as-yet-unrevealed role.