This close read of The Last Jedi's lightsaber battles draws some surprising conclusions 

In the months leading up to the release of The Last Jedi, some fans began to speculate that the film would center round Rey and Kylo Ren choosing to join forces—either for good or for evil. Those theories were kind of right considering the connection between the two formed the emotional core of the film, even if they…

The reveal of Emo Kylo Ren’s parentage is tearing Twitter apart

In case you were wondering if our world got any less surreal overnight, there’s a controversy currently unfolding on Twitter where some Star Wars superfans are extremely upset with the creator of a popular Star Wars parody account. Let’s back up for a moment: Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) is a Twitter parody account that…

Please don’t hug Adam Driver when he’s in character as Kylo Ren

The Dark side is so strong within Adam Driver when he’s playing Kylo Ren that he’s immune to such joys as getting hugged by John Boyega. Vanity Fair has a piece on just how incredibly intense Driver is when he’s in character—so intense, in fact, that he’ll simply ignore Boyega’s attempts to get him to chill out. “I…

A lot of people are naming their kid Kylo, 2016 baby name data reports

The 2016 data for American baby names just dropped, and it is full of interesting nuggets, but let’s start with this: The fastest growing name for boys is Kylo, after the antagonist from the new Star Wars trilogy. (Is ”Ren” the fastest growing middle name? The report does not specify.) It jumped in rank from 3,269 in…

Kylo Ren hates the new Rogue One trailer but can’t wait to see the movie

Noted non-Sith Sith-lover Kylo Ren has seen the new Rogue One trailer, and he has a lot to say about it—a lot to say in that low, barely intelligible voice that makes him sound like a perpetually angsty teen. Auralnauts—the funny folks behind Ren-centric Star Wars: The Force Awakens outtakes, scoreless Star Wars, and…