Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sparked a lot of debate among fans. And many of the film’s finer points will be debated for years to come. Certain elements of the behind-the-scenes drama may never be resolved. But Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the franchise, has answered at least one question. Regardless of the changes that were made at the end of the game, Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, aka Ben Solo, was always going to die in The Rise of Skywalker.
Reporter Sariah Wilson recently caught up with Daisy Ridley. While the full interview has yet to be released, at the time of writing, Wilson took to Twitter to end it. Wilson asked Ridley about the possibility of an alternate ending where Ben Solo lived after his ark of redemption. According to Ridley, that was never on the table. Although some alternate versions of the ending were considered. Here’s what Wilson had to say about it.
Reylo fans: Daisy says the only two possible endings for TROS were kiss or no kiss, said that Ben’s death was the only thing that never changed from the beginning and that there was no dialogue in the kiss scene other than ‘Ben ‘and he’s saying’ No, no, no, no ‘when he died ”.
So there you have it, Star Wars fans. While much changed with Episode IX during director JJ Abrams’ tenure with the project, Ben Solo would never make it out alive. There is no version of the movie in which Ben and Rey ride into the twin sunset on Tatooine as fellow Skywalkers. It was always going to be redemption in death for Kylo and Rey Skywalker for Daisy Ridley.
Be that as it may, the production faced quite a few changes during development. Colin Trevorrow ( Jurassic World ) originally signed on to direct the final entry in the Skywalker saga. However, he parted ways with the project due to creative differences with Lucasfilm. JJ Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens before delivering The Last Jedi to Rian Johnson, then returned to finish what he started. Rumors have circulated that changes were being made to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker until the very last minute. Even if that’s true, this important plot element was always present in Abrams’s version.
Star Wars now faces a very different future beyond the Skywalker saga. Thanks to the massive success of The Mandalorian, we’re getting a ton of new shows on Disney + set in a galaxy far, far away. But movies are still being produced, too. Patty Jenkins ( Wonder Woman 1984 ) is set to direct Rogue Squad ), which will hit theaters in December 2021. Taika Waititi ( Thor: Ragnarok ) is also co-writing a Star Wars mystery film that he will also direct. Disney has reserved dates in December 2025 and December 2027 for future deliveries. You can check out Sariah Wilson’s original Twitter post.
Reylo fans: Daisy says the only two possible TROS endings was kiss or no kiss, she said Ben dying was the only thing that never changed from the beginning and that there was no dialogue in the kiss scene other than "Ben" and her saying "No, no, no, no" when he died.
— Sariah Wilson (@sariahwilson) February 3, 2021