If you're even on the edge of the online fandom Star Wars you've probably heard the term "Reylo" spoken of in recent years. What was once just the nickname for fans of a romantic relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren has developed into a heated war between humans for and against them.
Reylo has grown beyond the typical fandom of shipping and how many Star Wars discourses in recent history have become a buzzword, often containing toxic and nuisance-laden levels Introducing intra-fandom spatting .
Again, that stands on both sides of the debate as to whether they are particularly passionate supporters of the pairing (and thus a way to Ben Solo's Redemption which calls for the film's completion in the Skywalker Saga makes it to Or it's the equally passionate critics who regard a relationship between the heroine who stands on the bright side and the villain of the dark side of the sequel trilogy as not just tired when it comes to telling the story of the female lead role in filming. and pivot to bring romance, but a possible normalization of abusive relationships (Kylo Ren has tortured Rey, of course, several times literally !).
Both fans and creative ones The saga involved – from authors to actors like Daisy Ridley himself – faced the abuse of whether they support the couple o whether they even acknowledge that the mere potential of mating exists could exist in the movies, and it is an issue of debate that has become more intense the closer we get to the December release of The Rise of Skywalker ,
That's why it's interesting to see Daisy Ridley tell Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview that the film not only provides definitive answers to Rey and Kylo Ren's relationship, but also treats Reylo directly as something that neither she nor the movie could handle as some crazy Kerfuff the film could never Understand .
"It does not bother me, people who write theories," Ridley said in the store. "It's really fun to hear them, because I know what's going to happen, I find it very interesting to see people's reactions to [the final film] Obviously, there's this whole thing with Reylo and some people are very passionate , others not … JJ looks at [it] It's a very complex topic People talk about poisonous relationships and whatever it is It's no joke and I think it worked really well because it was not overflown. "
Well, that's not Ridley's statement that Reylo fans will achieve the desired result. Rey's and Ben's relationship could be tackled just as well by closing a more literal door in his face this time, when the closing of the Millennium Falcon entrance passage in The Last Jedi was to culminate]. It could be addressed by putting a lightsaber through his chest (it's like poetry, it rhymes ). However, her commentary does not definitively rule out that The Rise of Skywalker could not handle this by romantically intertwining .
But regardless of The Rise of Skywalker is about Reylo, the fact that it does – and that Ridley does not dismiss the idea of it just because it's one thing over the fans talk – is surprisingly refreshing to hear. So often, such concepts are thrown around in the press and in interviews as something stupid or tricky to discuss, as though concerns from fans (whether fan-theories or especially Reylo in this regard) are not worth it, calmed down or to be recognized.
As typically heteronormative as a romantic relationship like Rey and Kylo may be Rise would focus emotionally, at least we know that the concept of it is explicitly and directly addressed and "treated". as Ridley puts it, in the movie. What's more refreshing to hear than the repeated "Waiting and Seeing" (19459003), "Please Understand" (19459006) when it comes to the main line or not (19459004)] Star Wars movies will finally recognize some LGBTQ + pairings – whether in the form of new LGBTQ + signs or the revelation that signs we have already encountered are LGBTQ +.
dancing around with two minor aliens on a children's television show and then casually trying to pretend that it was the people's fault not to have asked directly enough. Or say that such a representation exists, only not in the text .
But that's a story for another time! At least the story at the moment is that when December 20, 2019 rolls around, there will be an answer as to whether Reylo is a no-go or not.
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