With the Star Wars series, the theorizing wheel is always turning. With Star Wars Episode VIII in production and with a lot of questions left unanswered at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans have been speculating hard core.
Now we have a new theory that’s popped up on Reddit claiming that Kylo Ren is not Han and Leia’s son. Reddit user LemmyGhost posted their theory about Kylo Ren not being his son, pointing out the veiled writing behind the dialogue and proposing that we saw someone else under Kylo Ren’s mask when Snoke mentioned his father. Here is the entire theory:
If you watch through TFA, never once is it specifically said that Kylo (Adam Driver) is Han and Leia’s son. Han will say things such as ‘We miss you’ and Leia will say things such as ‘Bring our son home’. I am fairly sure Kylo will end up being their nephew, the son they speak of is a different character.
Every single line is written in a veiled sort of way, so that later when their true son is revealed we can re-watch and see that this was never specifically said.
For all we know, something strange could be going on which we are unaware of. We could have been seeing the members of the Knights of Wren throughout the movie. It’s possible they would do something like have the Knights all dress in the same uniform of mask and cloak, disguised voice and interchange them. I just think that based on the dialogue, the person who we see take their mask off and interact with Han was someone Han knows, but not his son.
Also, if you go back and watch the scene with Snoke addressing his father as Han Solo, he is wearing the mask so we cannot see his face.
In other scenes with interaction with Snoke, we do see Adam Driver’s face. It’s not out of the realm of possibility.
As creative as this theory is, especially with regards to the Knights of Ren dressing up as Kylo Ren throughout the movie, the theory doesn’t take into account the canon book Bloodline, which covers the topic of Ben Solo’s/Kylo Ren’s parentage. Granted, not many people read the Star Wars novels, so that would explain why it wasn’t included in the theorizing. However, I can’t put too much belief in the Reddit theory when we also have the books that provide more information for us.
We honestly won’t know the answers, though, until next December. Once Star Wars Episode VIII is released, then we may have the answers about Kylo Ren’s actual parentage. Until then, we shall keep theorizing and speculating.
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