Star Wars: The Force Awakens has yet to slip from the box office perch two weeks into 2016, but should this weekend finally do it in, Adam Driver will remain on top. Watch the erstwhile Kylo Ren make his SNL debut in its first 2016 premiere promos, lightsabers and all!

The weird and intense energy Driver brings to all his work is on full display with the actor’s first SNL promos, the dumpy diner setting of which sends the Girls star to the dark side. There’s also the requisite lightsaber standoff, but Kate McKinnon isn’t one to back down from a challenge.

Driver will host the 2016 premiere with musical guest Chris Stapleton, while the subsequent weekend will see actor and UFC favorite Ronda Rousey similarly making her hosting debut, joined by Selena Gomez.

A Star Wars: The Force Awakens sketch feels all-but inevitable (bonus points if they manage to combine it with Girls), but check out Adam Driver’s SNL debut above, and stay tuned for more this weekend.

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