While remembering that this is a paraphrased comment from an unreleased interview given by the writer/director of the middle chapter of a three film sequence, it’s certainly interesting to learn that The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson absolutely saw the trilogy-spanning Kylo Ren and Rey relationship as a romantic one.
If anybody questions whether or not Reylo were meant to be romantic, you can stop speculating. Rian absolutely saw them as a romance. 😍
— Sariah Wilson (@sariahwilson) February 16, 2021
“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 sexual/romantic kind of thing. It’s more like they’re just bound together in this crazy, spiritual way. Again, felt romantic to me, but it was… It’s like John Williams, if you listen to the — when he first wrote [Luke Skywalker’s theme for the original Star Wars], 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.”
Who’s right and who’s wrong? It’s all true, from a certain point of view and we’ll be discussing this and more on next weeks 78th episode of Making Tracks, the 77th episode of which you can listen to below.
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