Daisy Ridley, Rey, from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, reveals a slight glimpse into the future of the torn soul of Kylo Ren.
The chemistry between Rey and Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Last Jedi was palpable, with Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver heating things up a bit — creating the worldwide phenomenon of what’s now known as “Reylo.”
With The Last Jedi dropping on Blu “Rey” and DVD in a matter of weeks, Daisy Ridley joined Star Wars and Lucasfilm correspondent Andi Guiteriez in a fun Q & A Friday afternoon promoting the upcoming release. Naturally, the relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren came up in the conversation, with Ridley revealing a slight glimpse into the future of Kylo Ren.
"“She really sees the, like, glimmer in Kylo. That there’s some good there, and she goes with it. And I thinks that’s pretty wonderful… I think he is redeemable.”"
In both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, it’s stated by multiple characters that Ben Solo is lost, with Kylo Ren consuming his torn soul.
Kylo Ren: Your son, he’s gone.
In The Last Jedi, Leia finally accepts the fact that her son, Ben, is truly gone. But, not so fast. There may be hope for the young Solo yet.
Even though he seems to embrace his role as Supreme Leader entirely, he’s left with regret — as Rey closes the door on him and as he’s now reflecting on his father’s death while grasping the very dice he used to play with as a child. There’s still conflict within him and we’ll see what route J.J. Abrams decides to take with Kylo Ren’s story arc for Episode IX.
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Is the redemption of Kylo Ren a good idea? We’ve already seen a Skywalker redemption before, with Darth Vader’s turn to the Light Side of the Force in Return of the Jedi. If it’s done correctly, then absolutely it’s worth exploring.
What better way to do so then the grandfather of Kylo Ren, Anakin Skywalker, appearing to him — beginning him to return to the good man he once was. Hayden Christensen made his first public Star Wars appearance in nearly 15 years at Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando, so maybe this very script is already in the works.
Christensen gets a bad rap for his performance as Anakin Skywalker in the prequel trilogy. His emotion, vulnerability, and subtle nuisances to Darth Vader are spot-on. If given another opportunity, he would nail the part of a redeemed Anakin in Episode IX, while giving Abrams a bit of redemption of his own — in returning to his innovative self.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available on Blu-ray March 27, holding us over until we discover the secret of Kylo Ren’s fate in Episode IX.