Whether you ship Reylo or not, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will address the relationship, according to Daisy Ridley.
No matter what side of the Reylo debate you sit, it looks as though there will be a definitive answer to ‘will they’ or ‘won’t they’ in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
While Rey and Kylo Ren had a connection in The Force Awakens, it went deeper in The Last Jedi in ways we had never seen before. The two had a Force connection that allowed them to talk and see each other no matter where they were in the galaxy.
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Rey thought she could redeem him. Kylo thought he could bring Rey to her side.
Neither were right and Episode VIII ended with Rey shutting the door on their connection when she boarded the Millennium Falcon with the remaining members of the Resistance including Kylo’s mother, Leia.
Yet, there are a number of fans who want to see these two wind up together. Even though it is a toxic relationship, there are parts of the fandom who are riding that Reylo ship hard. We discussed being for Reylo and against the ship.
The good news for fans is there will be an answer as to what is going to happen between them. Daisy Ridley told Entertainment Weekly that J.J. Abrams didn’t forget about this special connection nor the fact that there are issues with a potential relationship and the toxicity behind it.
Ridley told EW:
"“J.J. does deal with [it],” she added. “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.”"
Kylo Ren being a murderer, abuser, manipulator plus so much more didn’t sit well with me when it came to Reylo. I get why there are those who ship these two, and I don’t begrudge them or look down on it. It’s just not for me.
I’m glad Abrams will address it because there are a lot of issues with Rey and Kylo winding up together if the abuse is glossed over.
I look forward to see how Abrams brings their relationship to a close in Episode IX.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker releases worldwide on December 20.