Star Wars fans could feel a connection between Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) ever since the two locked eyes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Sure, the estranged son of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia (the late Carrie Fisher) might have seemed a bit aggressive when he tied down Rey to search through her mind in Episode VII, but fans could feel something between the two, and that connection became even more apparent in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Will that connection be explored in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?
Speaking in an interview with Erik Davis from Fandango,Star Wars actor Adam Driver discusses the possibility of seeing more Reylo in Episode IX and what the pairing really means. Could there really be a romantic connection between the two lead characters in Lucasfilm's sequel trilogy, or could they be sharing familial ties? What does the Reylo connection mean for Driver?
It seems like the actor doesn't really think that much of the pairing.
"I don't internalize it because I don't know that it has much to do with me. If anything, I think it has to do with the strength of the movie and what makes these movies universal and stretch across time," Driver told Davis during the interview, "Yes, obviously there's a huge visual element that's going on that's very satisfying, it's beautiful to look at, but no one will care if you don't care about these human themes that are what propel the movie forward. This thing of Luke being a kid from a small town who feels like he's destined for something great, about friendship and discovering your place among your friends, family that you've acquired and family that you're tied to, things that you identify about them with and things you run away from. All these themes are the thing that make the spectacle of it more exciting and interesting."
It's such a shame that Driver doesn't really focus on the pairing when he answers the site. Perhaps the actor just really isn't interested whether Rey and Kylo Ren end up together – Driver is more interested in the overall story of the film.
Well, we'll eventually learn more about that connection between Rey and Ren when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres. Let's just cross our fingers for Reylo.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.