Star Wars 9 : a character death still life ? The theory of fans
Released last December 18th in cinemas, Star Wars 9 : The Ascent of Skywalker unleashed the fans and not that well ! Several moments in the film directed by J. J. Abrams have surprised or even upset spectators. Disappointed of the end reserved for a character presumably dead, some fans have launched on the web an astonishing theory : and if (SPOILER) was still alive ? Warning, this article contains spoilers, don’t go any further if you haven’t seen Star Wars 9 !
Supposed to mark the end of Skywalker, Star Wars 9 was not really satisfied everybody. In addition to having left many questions unanswered, the film has disappointed in its treatment of several characters, including Rose, almost absent from the film. The last instalment of this new trilogy ended up on two dead striking : that of Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher is dead in 2016) and that of his son, Ben Solo (Adam Driver). Unless…
Ben still alive ? Internet users believe
Even before the release of the film in the USA, some fans of
Star Wars were insurgents against the death of the character of Adam Driver. They had gone so far as to launch a prize to thank the actor who has now reached the $ 48,000 ! If some people think that Ben Solo was originally supposed to survive, and that the end of Star Wars 9 was amended at the last moment, others have another theory amazing : the one who was Kylo Ren would not be dead, simple as that ! Yes, we see his body disappear into the Force under the eyes of Rey (Daisy Ridley), but several clues may indicate that the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia could come back from the dead.
On Twitter and Reddit, some fans have supported this theory. A user, @Drunk0nSunlight, which you can discover the thread below explains in details why Ben Solo might not be really dead. According to this person, several clues are hidden in the film : first, the fact that Ben does not appear in the form of “phantom” at the end of the film (we only see Luke and Leia), which could confirm that he is not actually dead. According to this theory, the reason for which the body of Leia disappears in the Force at the same time as that of her son would mean that it would have transferred his life force after it has risen Rey.
A character death already risen
@Drunk0nSunlight also cites another strong argument to restore hope to the fans of Ben Solo. In the animated series
Star Wars Rebels, a character yet death has been resurrected. There is no question of” a world between the worlds” in which Ezra goes to save Ahsoka, the bringing back to life. Coincidence (or not), the voice of Ahsoka is present in The Ascent of Skywalker : this is one of those that Rey understood just before, to destroy Palpatine. In addition, in the book The Visual Dictionary , which dissects the film with previously unseen footage, we can see that Exegol (the planet where takes place face-to-face encounter between Rey, Palpatine and Ben Solo) is one of those “ world between worlds“.
An interesting theory but is it really credible ? In a recent interview, Adam Driver explained that he was ready to turn the page and Star Wars and that no project around Ben’s guitar Solo was in preparation. Statements that did not stop the fans wanting more : on Change.org a petition asking Lucasfillm to continue the story of Ben Solo already has over 10,000 signatures.