Kylo Ren’s deepest feelings will be revealed in all their angsty glory very soon. The novelization of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will sport a few passages sure to get the blood-pumping of Reylo shippers everywhere.
On Monday, several details emerged on Reddit and Twitter about what exactly is in the novelization of The Last Jedi, including Kylo’s “churning emotions” about Rey. Everyone knows that novelizations of big films are often different than the movies they adapt, but it looks like The Last Jedi novelization will make Kylo even happier about seeing Rey than he was on screen. Not only will we get a wicked “churning emotions” line of prose, but it sounds like Kylo will smile at Rey when she shows up on the First Order Star Destroyer in her escape pod. In the movie, he gives her a stoic kind of sneer, but now, we’ve got an alternate version in which he’s almost giddy. Is Kylo’s new novelization smile canon?
But, the novelization isn’t all Kylo/Rey action. There are also details about what Poe suspected about Admiral Holdo’s plan, and the fact that the hyperspace stunt was something she totally came up with on the fly.
Apparently, there’s also a reference to a very famous Obi-Wan Kenobi line from A New Hope. When Luke is becoming one with the Force at the end of the story, he thinks he hears the words “let go, Luke.” When Luke was about to destroy the Death Star in the very first Star Wars film, this is what Obi-Wan’s spirit said to him.
So far, none of these details are 100 percent confirmed, since the book isn’t actually out until March 6, 2018. But, when the book does come out, fans can probably expect their Twitter feeds to be inundated with all sorts of Kylo Ren internal monologue. If anything, Emo Kylo Ren will have enough new material to last us until 2019.
The novelization for Star Wars: The Last Jedi*, written by Jason Fry, will be for sale from booksellers everywhere on March 6, 2018.