5. Rey & Kylo Ren Switch Sides
What a twist right?
The fallen son of Han Solo and Princess Leia, Kylo Ren, redeems himself and comes back to the light. Rey, trained in the ways of the Force by none other than Luke Skywalker, betrays her new master and falls to the darkness. Ultimately, it would be a rather poetic twist of fates.
There are plenty of fans who believe that Rey and Kylo will switch sides in The Last Jedi to fight for the opposition. In The Force Awakens, we learn of the central theme of Kylo Ren’s conflict between the light and dark side of the Force. “Forgive me. I feel it again… the call from the light. Supreme Leader senses it. Show me again the power of the darkness, and I’ll let nothing stand in our way. Show me, grandfather, and I will finish what you started.” Could this pull to the light side ultimately bring Ben Solo back to the Resistance and his mother Leia, or has he fallen too deep into darkness after killing his own father, Han Solo? According to some fans, it will be the Force ghost of Anakin Skywalker appearing to Kylo Ren that will ultimately bring him back to the light, presumably warning Kylo of the treachery of the dark side.
Because so many details of Rey’s background and lineage are still unknown, we can only speculate what would make her embrace the dark side. When we left Rey at the end of The Force Awakens, she was standing on Ahch-To across from Luke Skywalker attempting to return the lost lightsaber of Anakin Skywalker. Daisy Ridley touched on Rey’s thoughts about Luke as well. “What is very apparent from where we left off in The Force Awakens and begin with The Last Jedi is Rey has a certain expectation as to what she may be getting from Luke and what that might entail. And as a lot of people know, it is difficult when you meet your heroes because it might not be what you expect.” Will Rey’s training with Luke meet her expectations or will it push her to the dark side?
Let’s take a look at the poster for The Last Jedi as well. The poster has Rey holding up her blue lightsaber (more than likely the lightsaber previously belonging to Anakin Skywalker). Towards the top of the poster the beam of blue light turns red, splitting two faces: Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren. The entire poster also has a red hue. Perhaps the lightsaber changing color signifies Rey switching sides? Colors in Star Wars are synonymous with the fight of light versus dark, with red representing the Sith and blues/greens representing the Jedi. The juxtaposition of all these elements was certainly deliberate, but to what end is still to be determined.