While the Finn-Poe shippers are arguably more fun, there’s no bigger push for a romantic pairing in “Star Wars” fandom than the Reylo fans – those who want Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) to couple up.
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The recent “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” delivers the most it could on that front, offering a romantic kiss between the two and Palpatine calling them two halves of a ‘Force Dyad’. However, director J.J. Abrams has offered some interesting comments on the pairing in the past day or so.
One fan scored a response from Abrams in the wake of a recent screening of the film, with him saying (via Twitter):
“There’s as much of a brother and sister thing with Rey and Kylo Ren as there is romantic. So it’s not literally a sexually/romantic kind of thing. It’s more like they’re just bound together in this crazy, spiritual way. Again, felt romantic to me…. It’s like John Williams, if you listen to the – when he first wrote the Luke theme. It was a romantic theme for Luke and Leia. That was kind of what he was thinking because he didn’t know where it was going.”
The comments from Abrams are now being celebrated by anti-Reylo users and so some are continuing to interpret the relationship as romantic, others see it as more akin to siblings comfortable with passionate kissing. Then of course there’s the whole ending with Rey taking the name ‘Skywalker’ and adding to the confusion of are they family or a romantic pairing (or both?).
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is now in cinemas everywhere.