– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Fans had a lot of questions coming off of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, one of the questions didn’t necessarily revolve around the unanswered, so much as it revolved around the potential evolution of the characters.

Star Wars: Episodes 1-3 were about the main character turning to the Dark Side, and the Episodes 4-6 were about his redemption, and his son’s own temptation. With that in mind, would it be possible that Kylo Ren could turn to the Light Side, and that the arguable Mary Sue Rey could venture over to the Dark Side by the third entry in this trilogy?

While on Good Morning America, actress Daisy Ridley was asked about the character’s fate, and ever the deft, media savvy actress, Ridley said:

“I think the thing about this film is it’s not so… the lines are less clear as to, like, good and bad. Rey’s trying to find out about herself and about the universe, and those questions don’t entirely fall to the good, nor do they entirely fall to the bad.”

“She’s trying to do her own sort of personal growth and I think what’s amazing is that the end of the film — however that does end — it’s more rich. If it’s always good, the outcome isn’t as important as it might be if…you know. There’re blurred lines.”

For some time, there have been hints about an ever-graying Star Wars universe. For some time, things have been quite absolute. Someone is either absolutely evil or absolutely good when it comes to Jedi. Ironically enough, “only a Sith deals in absolutes,” as a wise man once said.

It’s overdue that this universe veer away from typical good and evil, and the fact that Ridley is hinting at this possibility is very exciting indeed.

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SOURCE: Good Morning America

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.