The latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been out for awhile now, but fans have yet to stop theorizing about the footage. The spoiler-friendly clip gave audiences a clear look at how characters like Snoke and Rey have will grow in the sequel, but Kylo Ren was also subjected to intense scrutiny.
In fact, the trailer left many fans thinking Kylo Ren will try to strike down his mother after his slaughter of Han Solo in The Force Awakens. However, if a new theory is right, then Leia does not need to worry about her son killing her - not now, not ever.
Thanks to Screen Rant, Star Wars fans are doing down yet another spiral of speculation. Fans are now looking at the franchise’s most recent trailer in a new light when it comes to Kylo Ren, and it is all thinks to one line from The Force Awaken’s script.
After the Knight of Ren struck down Han Solo, Kylo Ren did not find the peace he thought he would be given. Han Solo’s body was left to fall away as Kylo Ren watched in horror. According to the script for The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren is actually weakened by his patricide.
“Kylo Ren is somehow WEAKENED by this wicked act. Himself horrified,” the script lead. “His SHOCK is broken only when — CHEWIE CRIES OUT IN AGONY! Chewie furiously FIRES AT KYLO REN, HITTING HIM IN THE SIDE! Kylo Ren falls back, stunned.”
For Kylo Ren to not even notice Chewbacca’s shot or stop it, the character must have been in deep thought. The Imperial leader had chosen to kill Han Solo in a bid for peace and power, but neither of those things came to him. So, what does Kylo Ren stand to gain should he kill Leia as well.
As fans saw in the latest Star Wars trailer, the footage seems to pit Kylo Ren and Leia against one another when the Resistance is on the run. Rumors have said The Last Jedi will pick up with the rebels running from Q’Dar, and Kylo Ren may run into his mother’s ship as they try to evade capture or destruction by the First Order. If the trailer wasn’t simply a show of some misleading edits, Kylo Ren seems conflicted about firing on Leia’s ship. But, in the face of Han Solo and his unfulfilling death, the boy may ultimately choose to let his mom go and give into the Light side as it calls to him.
If Han Solo had given Kylo Ren the power he sought in death, then Leia could all but know her son would be out for her blood. However, the villain did not get the catharsis he wanted from killing his father. His internal conflict will keep Leia alive for awhile longer, and Kylo Ren will be left to see if his new choice imbues him with any of the strength or solace he had wanted Han Solo’s passing to bring him.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15, 2017. It will be followed by Star Wars: Episode IX on December 20, 2019. The still-untitled Star Wars standalone movie about Han Solo is scheduled for theatrical release on May 25, 2019.