‘Star Wars’ Director Says Kylo Ren & Rey Have A ‘Brother & Sister Thing’


Director J.J. Abrams spoke to fans about the relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren at the end of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

SPOILER WARNING: The article below explores plot details for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Read at your own risk. 

A new video from a screening of The Rise Of Skywalker sees director J.J. Abrams describe the relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren at the end of the film as similar to that of Luke and Leia from the original trilogy. The controversial kiss comes after Rey and Kylo Ren defeat Emperor Palpatine in the finale and after Kylo revives Rey from the damage she took in the battle. The pair embraced before Kylo passed away from transferring his life-force to Rey.

Director J.J. Abrams was recently heard discussing the relationship between the two as being like siblings. He explained that although he felt they had a romantic connection (hence the brief kiss) the pair are more bound together in a spiritual way. Director J.J. Abrams also compared Rey and Kylo’s relationship to Luke and Leia by referencing the original romantic musical theme for the Skywalker siblings that was written by John Williams before the iconic twist. Watch the video of director J.J. Abrams discussing the sibling relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren below.

“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.”

Do you agree with director J.J. Abrams about the relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren? Do you think it’s like Luke and Leia’s or was it more romantic? Sound off in the comments below!

Here is the synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: 

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.

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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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