This has been a BIG WEEK for learning Star Wars secrets. After 39 years we FINALLY found out why all the bad guys in Star Wars only use red lightsabers, and now we’ve got another secret that’s been uncovered.
This time the secret has been revealed by none other than the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams.
If somehow over the course of the past 300-plus days you still haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but still plan to then yo, spoilers ahead you lazy asshole.
Now, with that out of the way, on to the secret.
Remember that MONUMENTAL scene where Kylo Ren stabs Han Solo with his RED LIGHTSABER and lets his dad drop into the oblivion never to be seen nor heard from again? Sure you do…
There have been many, MANY theories about what that was all about. Was Han actually in on it? Was Kylo pulling the ultimate “PSYCH!” moment on his dad? Seriously, what the hell was going on there with that crap?
As I mentioned, thanks to J.J. Abrams, we now know. Speaking to USA Today, Abrams had this to say about that historic cinematic moment…
People always ask Abrams if the youngster was playing with his father’s emotions and planned to murder him the whole time, but reveals that “Kylo Ren in this moment is actually being convinced to walk away from this.”
Abrams also thinks, as Han says, Ben knows that Supreme Leader Snoke is using him but can’t accept it. “Deep down, he’s gone too far.”
The director also makes an observation that ties this scene to a similar one between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back: “Obviously any time two characters in Star Wars go out on an incredibly thin bridge 10 miles above the ground with no railings, it’s not going to end well with one of them.”
Well damn. Stupid Kylo.
Now I have to hate you even more until Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
Check out the full interview below…
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