We got a few Reylo moments in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer. Let’s break down those scenes.
The sequel trilogy in Star Wars is about the end of the Skywalker Saga. Front and center of that is Rey and Kylo Ren.
Their relationship was the spark that got us to this point, on the brink of a giant war finally pitting the First Order and the Resistance against each other. Good vs. evil in the biggest way possible. Bringing together every corner of the galaxy to finally make a stand.
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In the final trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, we got a number of scenes with Rey and Kylo Ren, giving Reylo fans plenty to talk about. Let’s take a look at those scenes and what they possibly tell us on what to expect in Episode IX.
Rey and Kylo’s voice over
The first time they are linked in the trailer, Rey is standing on top of what looks like the Death Star bobbing in rough seas. She has a voice over while staring into waves crashing, blocking her view.
“People keep telling me they know me. No one does,” she says.
Kylo emerges from the waves, turns his lightsaber around as though he’s putting it back in scabbard.
His voice over: “But I do.”
This is a stark contrast to one of their moments in The Last Jedi when Rey is telling Kylo that she knows everything about him. Kylo concedes she knows what she needs about him but not because she knows the truth (she doesn’t know his truth) but because she has all the info she needs to form an opinion.
But now the tables are turned. Everyone has been telling Rey she is a hero, she is one with the Force. She is meant to save the Resistance. But that’s a lot of pressure to put on someone and she seems downright angry about it.
(Also maybe it’s a nod to all the theories about who she is from Lucasfilm. We don’t actually know anything.)
But it’s clear their bond wasn’t severed at the ending of The Last Jedi, though it may have felt that way when Rey closed the door to the Millennium Falcon. Instead, their bond has grown and the two continue to interact with each other.