Followers who debated over whether or not there was a romantic connection between Rylo Ren and Rey or if audiences have been studying an excessive amount of into their dynamic have a solution. In a soon-to-be-released interview with Star Wars: The Final Jedi director Rian Johnson, the filmmaker confirmed that he at all times seen Kylo Ren and Rey’s relationship as romantic.
Following the interview, USA Right this moment’s Sariah Wilson excitedly took to Twitter to guarantee followers of Kylo and Rey’s relationship that the romantic stress audiences perceived between the opponents have been totally intentional. “If anyone questions whether or not or not Reylo have been meant to be romantic, you possibly can cease speculating. Rian completely noticed them as a romance,” Wilson wrote. “I imply, there was extra to their tales and development and arcs, however that he noticed them as romantic and intimate.”
This information ought to come as no shock to any viewers of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, because the climax of the movie cemented Kylo and Rey’s story arc with a kiss. Nonetheless, regardless of this seemingly clear-cut affirmation of Kylo and Rey’s romance, the novelization of The Rise of Skywalker insisted that the kiss was not romantic, leaving some followers confused as to the movie’s intentions. Notably, J.J. Abrams returned to the franchise to direct Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and there could also be some discrepancies between Johnson and Abrams’ views on the Kylo-Rey relationship. Because of the shift in administrators between the 2 movies, in addition to the encompassing controversy in between productions, some followers speculated that “Reylo’s” kiss was merely Abrams’ technique of neatly tying up the Kylo-Rey storyline, earlier than transferring on to new territory.
In Star Wars: The Final Jedi, Rian Johnson explored the connection between Kylo and Rey by highlighting the parallels between the Gentle and the Darkish Sides of the pressure. By way of the opponents’ bond, Johnson paved the best way for a possible “team-up” between the 2 views. In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this team-up was cemented when Kylo and Rey labored collectively to defeat Emperor Palpatine.
Nonetheless, in true Star Wars style, this triumph ended with a tragic twist, as Kylo sacrificed his life pressure to avoid wasting Rey. Had Johnson directed The Rise of Skywalker, there isn’t any telling whether or not or not he would have stored Kylo alive as a way to proceed to discover Reylo’s unlikely bond.
Whereas Johnson definitely has his detractors, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how he proceeds in his upcoming Star Wars trilogy. Followers can solely hope that Wilson’s interview, which is about to be launched in full within the subsequent few weeks, will proceed to shed extra mild on Johnson’s directorial intentions.
Star Wars: The Final Jedi is now accessible on Disney Plus.
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