Kylo Ren and the Modern Villian

In December of 2015, Star Wars was brought back into our world. Fans across the globe dusted off their old light sabers and costumes in anticipation for the next wave of Star Wars content. Not to say that the world forgot Star Wars until The Force Awakens was announced, of course. The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels were being aired, video games were being made, comic books were being printed. But after the excitement of the prequels settled to let’s call it mixed reviews, the larger world of Star Wars seemed to be in a stasis for the mainstream media. The original trilogy will forever be ingrained in American pop culture and in the science fiction hall of fame. But there was a sense of freshness, a sense of hope, that Episode VII would continue the Star Wars Legacy, thus establishing it as a franchise that will go on for generations.

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