Daisy Ridley says that Rey Kylo story will be “satisfying” in Star Wars Ep. IX


Daisy Ridley said that Rey and Kylo will have a “satisfying story” in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Since the D23 Expo, the internet has been bombarded with Star Wars news, including a few new clips from the upcoming movie The Rise of Skywalker.

Perhaps the most interesting story line going into the final installment of the Skywalker saga is that of Rey and Kylo, whom are both shown to be dueling with each other throughout the teaser shown at D23.

After confronting each other in the climax of The Force Awakens, the pair of force users developed a relationship over the course of The Last Jedi through the force connection Snoke placed between them, and they eventually teamed together to defeat Snoke’s royal guards after Kylo turned on his master.

Rey however declined Kylo’s offer to join him as Leader of the First Order, and she went back to fight alongside the rebels on Crait, whom she later escaped with at the film’s conclusion.

In a recent interview with PEOPLE, actress Daisy Ridley discussed that the relationship between Rey and Kylo would continue in The Rise of Skywalker, and describes it as a “satisfying story”.

"“What’s fun is what’s been teased so far has confounded the fans because when I’m in the desert is he in the TIE [fighter]? What’s going on? Am I running away? Am I running toward [something]? In the fight, we’re fighting each other. It’s, I think, a very satisfying story. Because also, leaving [The Last Jedi] I was like, ‘Oh I guess we’ve mined that relationship.’ No, no, we’ve mined it some more.”"

This quote verifies that Kylo is in fact flying the TIE fighter we see in the first trailer, meaning that they will have at least two physical confrontations in the film, one on the desert planet and another on the water planet we see them fight on in the new teaser.

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Aside from that, this quote doesn’t offer anything of substance in terms of plot, but after many fans felt unhappy with what was delivered in The Last Jedi, this interview does make me hopeful for what is to come in The Rise of Skywalker.

This film was being pushed as a “course correction” for the franchise after the mixed reaction received by The Last Jediand since the Rey and Kylo story line will likely be a focal point of the new film, the fact that Ridley went out of her way to say that it would be satisfying story, I am optimistic that the trilogy will end on a high note.

I’m not entirely sure what to expect going into this movie, especially after Rey’s turn to the dark side that was teased in the latest trailer, but hopefully, in the end, us fans all go home happy.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is due out in theaters December 20th