The speculation game continues as “Star Wars” fans wait for the latest installment in the hit movie franchise. With “Star Wars: Episode 8” more than a year away, there has been a lot of theories floating around the internet regarding some of the new characters’ real identities, particularly Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
The discussion has made its way to Reddit as LemmysGhost said that Kylo is not Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo’s (Harrison Ford) son. The Redditor said that in “The Force Awakens,” it wasn’t specifically said that Kylo is the pair’s son.
“Han will say things such as ‘We miss you’ and Leia will say things such as ‘Bring our son home,'” said LemmysGhost. “I am fairly sure Kylo will end up being their nephew, the son they speak of is a different character.”
The Reddit user’s theory was instantly shut down by others who cited the “Star Wars” books as proof that Kylo is indeed the couple’s child. Lanuria said that in the book titled “Life Debt,” Leia deals with her pregnancy and is scared about bringing her child into a galaxy that has been damaged by war.
“She thinks about her son, coming to the realization that she is having a boy,” said Lanuria. “This happens shortly after the Battle of Endor. We know that Kylo Ren is 29, so those times line up.”
Meanwhile, others said that Supreme Leader Snoke’s (Andy Serkis) line from “The Force Awakens” proves that Kylo is Han’s son as Snoke told Kylo that the droid they are seeking is aboard the Millennium Falcon.
“In the hands of your father, Han Solo,” Snoke continued.
Even Fisher appears to have confirmed Kylo’s identity as she told fans at Star Wars Celebration Europe last July what had happened between her character and Han before the seventh film in the installment. The actress said that Leia and Han had a volatile relationship which ended up in “space divorce” and “had a child who turned out to be Hitler.”
Based on Fisher’s comments, it looks like Kylo is truly Leia and Han’s son unless “Star Wars: Episode 8” director Rian Johnson chooses to incorporate a shocking twist in the upcoming film.
“Star Wars: Episode 8” opens in theaters on Dec. 15, 2017.