The Last Jedi stirred up a lot of feelings among the Star Wars fandom when it was released. There was a lot of entitled anger, unintentional hilarity and a surprisingly huge amount of fans thirsting for Rey and Kylo Ren to just hook up already.
Look, it sort of makes sense. They’re two good-looking people with an affinity for Force and lightsaber stuffs so it’s not a stretch for fans to want Rey and Kylo Ren to do a human recreation of a Y-Wing.
Having said that, there’s also a contingent of Star Wars fans who think this ‘Reylo’ pairing is a metaphor for toxic relationships – which also isn’t that farfetched of a take considering the physical and mental turmoil both put each other through – and want it struck down ASAP.
Anyway, shipping Rey and Kylo Ren is a very real thing and Daisy Ridley has only fanned the fames even further by teasing how the relationship will be further explored in The Rise of Skywalker.
Chatting to EW, Daisy says she isn’t bothered by the ‘Reylo’ thirst exhibited by Star Wars fans and reassured them that their relationship will be touched upon in Rise of Skywalker:
“J.J. does deal with [it]. It’s a very complex issue. People talk about toxic relationships and whatever it is. It’s no joke and I think it’s dealt with really well because it’s not skimmed over.”
Thank god because there simply needs to be closure considering that Rey and Kylo ended The Last Jedi on this sour little note:
Okay, we now know the whole ‘Reylo’ thing will be addressed in The Rise of Skywalker. The question now is “how?”
Extrapolating from Daisy’s comment, we’ve thought of a few possibilities on how this will all resolve itself:
- Rey helps swing Kylo Ren back to the Light Side, which would actually suck since it’ll reduce the Sequel Trilogy’s female lead’s story to a dumb tale about saving a spoiled dude.
- They’re related and all that pent up sexual tension is immediately replaced with more awkwardness than when we found out Luke and Leia were siblings.
- They discover they’re not related and end up boning, which kind of fits the whole “end of the Skywalker saga” angle Disney is pushing.
- Rey and Kylo break up, even though they weren’t even properly going out in the first place.
- None of the above.
The bottom line is we simply have no idea what J.J. Abrams has in store to wrap up the Sequel Trilogy in The Rise of Skywalker so everything possible until the film drops on December 20.
Personally, I just want to see a resolution to the one relationship we all should be paying attention to: Finn and Poe Dameron.