Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams debunks a well-liked Reylo fan idea involving East Asian lore and anime. 2015’s The Pressure Awakens first launched the characters of Rey and Kylo Ren, she the orphan woman dwelling on the desert planet Jakku and eager for the return of her mother and father, and he the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia who went down a darkish path and have become a pacesetter of the omnipotent First Order.
Rey and Kylo’s first encounter in fact got here on the finish of The Pressure Awakens, when regardless of her lack of coaching, the Pressure-sensitive Rey was in a position to finest Kylo in an epic lightsaber duel. The 2 would later meet once more within the sequel The Final Jedi, whose story would strongly suggest a mysterious non secular connection between the 2 characters. Certainly, followers thought they noticed a touch of a doable romantic bond between Rey and Ren, and cast a whole idea based mostly on the legend of the Crimson Thread of Destiny, a story in East Asian lore through which it’s claimed that two people who find themselves destined to be lovers are related by the gods by way of an invisible crimson line that pulls them collectively. A crimson ribbon showing on Rey’s hand in an early Rise of Skywalker trailer certainly added extra gasoline to the notion that the movie will reveal Rey and Ren’s bond, and that Abrams and firm in actual fact took inspiration for his or her story from the Crimson Thread of Destiny story.
Now nevertheless, Abrams himself has come ahead to shoot down this explicit fan idea. Chatting with Self-importance Honest, the writer-director merely acknowledged, “No. That’s not one thing that we included.”
The Crimson Thread of Destiny story might have its origins in historical lore, however the story truly grew to become acquainted to many modern-day viewers due to the anime Your Identify, a love story about two excessive schoolers who start swapping our bodies, which references the unique legend. Because it occurs, Abrams himself is a fan of Your Identify and was at one time reported to be growing an American remake. That truth alone was sufficient to ratchet up fan hypothesis that Rey and Kylo’s relationship drew inspiration from the Crimson Thread of Destiny, however Final Jedi director Rian Johnson additionally hinted at such a mystical connection between the characters when he tweeted about crimson threads (the tweets have been later deleted). When the crimson ribbon appeared on Rey’s hand within the Rise of Skywalker teaser, it naturally appeared like a really overt and maybe theory-confirming element to these inclined to consider that Abrams and Johnson have been impressed by the traditional love story in addition to its echoes in anime.
Fan theories have definitely been constructed upon flimsier proof than what was provided up in assist of the Crimson Thread of Destiny Reylo connection. However as strong as the idea appears to be, it now seems that followers have been as soon as once more manner off base of their speculations. Then once more, if Rey and Kylo actually have been related by the gods (or the Pressure) in a manner that echoes the Crimson Thread of Destiny story and Your Identify, it is unlikely that Abrams would come out and admit it forward of the discharge of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. So it’s as much as followers to resolve if this one is absolutely debunked, or if Abrams is just making an attempt to throw them off the path.
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