One of the villains in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver. In a recent interview, Driver's stunt double revealed some details about the forthcoming movie, while a separate report explored some leaked information about the character. [Spoiler alert]
Toth Gyula, who is said to be the stuntman for Driver, spoke to the Hungarian website Index about the movie. A translation of the interview has been posted on the StarWars7News website. In the interview Gyula talked about the action sequences in the movie and the significance of the cross guard lightsaber.
Gyula said that the significance of the movie's title will be revealed in the plot. He added that lightsabers will play an important role in the movie, which is evident from trailers that have been released.
Describing his first experience filming with the cross guard lightsaber, Gyula said that it felt strange. He said that it felt like he was in a medieval movie when he was practicing with the wooden sword for an action sequence, but when he was handed the lightsaber for the actual scene he said that he felt really good. Gyula also stated that there is a reason why there is a cross guard lightsaber in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but couldn’t talk about it because of a confidentiality agreement he had signed.
Gyula praised director J.J. Abrams, saying the director understood what aspects of the previous "Star Wars" movies the fans didn’t like. The forthcoming movie is said to be more like the original trilogy in terms of the tone.
An image posted on Metro gives the fans a closer look at the cross guard lightsaber. The report speculates that the device was built using parts from other lightsabers in the movie. Citing leaks that have been surfacing this year, the report says that Kylo Ren will be looking for Luke Skywalker's lightsaber.
Luke, played by Mark Hamill, was the protagonist in the original trilogy, which began in 1977. The young heroes in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” are going on a journey away from the desert planet of Jakku after being pursued by Kylo Ren, the report says. The villain will reportedly answer to a character called the General, played by actor Domhnall Gleeson, similar to how Darth Vader was commanded by Grand Moff Tarkin.