It’s a brave new world in this galaxy far away, as a large number of Star Wars fans feel invested in the (potential) romance between Kylo Ren and Rey, nicknamed “Reylo.” A month after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters, Mark Hamill is having fun with “Reylo” fans on Twitter, playing the role of the out-of-touch old man who secretly already knows everything.

On Wednesday, a fan on Twitter tagged Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) in a tweet asking him to “like” it if he supports Reylo. Hamill instead replied: “What is Reylo?” As of this writing, the tweet has 2,271 retweets and 7,382 likes. Never let it be said that “Reylo” fans aren’t passionate.

Even funnier than Hamill’s tweet, however, was another fan who responded: “You blew up a hut trying to stop it.” True! And maybe Hamill knew more than he let on, tweeting later: “Did I really not know what Reylo is… or did I just want everyone to send me countless pictures of Adam Driver with his shirt off? #YouDecide”

Fans have been shipping — the fan-driven act of romantically pairing fictional characters who share chemistry, even if canon doesn’t — Kylo Ren and Rey since their debut in 2015’s The Force Awakens. But initially, the pairing was antagonistic, until this year’s The Last Jedi has Kylo and Rey put aside their differences and connect with each other through the Force. Adding to the potential romance is a sexual energy in The Last Jedi that has never been present in any previous Star Wars movie before.

In an essay on Vanity Fair, Joanna Robinson wrote of the “sexual innuendo” in The Last Jedi, specifically in the Rey/Kylo plot. “Kylo’s gleaming bare chest aside, you can go ahead and consult your friendly neighborhood Freudian to analyze the imagery of swinging lightsabers, the rivulets of water on Kylo’s black leather-gloved fist, or the dark, seaweed-slick cavern Rey finds herself irresistibly drawn into as she tries to grapple with the powerful thing that was woken inside her,” she said.

This is a bad way to ask someone to prom.

Robinson adds that the reading is restricted to subtext, given the overwhelmingly family-friendly appeal of Star Wars. It’s also worth pointing out how potentially unhealthy the theoretical relationship may be. Critics of “Reylo” have noted that Kylo’s penchant for violence and his emotional put-downs of Rey — “desperately telling her she’s nothing and nobody ‘but not to me’,” writes Robinson — means Kylo is as a model romantic partner as Christian Grey.

Until Kylo Ren gets his act together, maybe it’s a good thing Luke Skywalker doesn’t want these two kids from Force-smooching.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters now.

Photos via Lucasfilm

The Fortnite Season 6 Hunting Party Challenge continues, and much like Week 2, this one’s all bout the new wolf character that’s stalking everyone else. Here’s how to solve the new loading screen puzzle and find that secret star.

Fortnite Season 6, Week 3 began Thursday morning at 9 a.m., and even though hardly anybody has had the time to blaze through all seven of the new challenges, the Hunting Party loading screen leaked days ago. Whenever a player completes all seven challenges in a given week, it unlocks a unique Hunting Party loading screen. In each, there’s a clue hinting at an in-game location where players can them claim a secret, usually either a Banner or Battle Star.

Get your running shoes on because Timed Trials have returned to Fortnite for this Season 6 Week 3 challenge.

Week 3 of Fortnite: Battle Royale’s Season 6 began at 9 a.m. on Thursday, and Timed Trials are included as a Premium Battle Pass Challenge. The specific locations have changed completely from the Timed Trials from Season 5, so, unfortunately, previous maps won’t be worth anything these days.

There’s nothing quite like a rift to get you out of a tough spot in Fortnite: Battle Royale. Jumping into one of these ghostly blue portals will send you high in the air, offering an easy escape and the opportunity to glide across the map towards a new location. So where are all the rifts in Fortnite Season 6? We’ve got all the new locations (and a few old unchanged old ones) in our handy map right in this article.

Most of Maniac takes place in dreams, but as the 10-episode mini-series comes to an end the two main characters, played by Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, return to the real world — or so we’re led to believe. For a show that borrows a lot from Christopher Nolan’s Inception, the ending isn’t quite as open-ended, but there’s still plenty of room for interpretation.

Before Thanos came for the Infinity Stones in Avengers: Infinity War (the movie, at least), Harry Potter sought to destroy all of Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes. And in the newest, final trailer for the prequel film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, one major Horcrux reveals its human origins.

On Tuesday, Warner Bros. released the third trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second film in the prequel Fantastic Beasts series and arriving in theaters on November 16. And in the middle of the trailer, the true identity of the mystery character played by Claudia Kim is unveiled to be Nagini, the loyal serpent killer of Lord Voldemort and his final Horcrux.