The Rise of Skywalker novel explains how Chewbacca was key to Kylo Ren leaving the dark side

The novel of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker follow explaining things we couldn't see in the movie. According to this, , was not Han Solo or Rey who gave Kylo Ren the first impulse to return to the side of the light, but , was chewbacca.

In the novelization of Rae Carlson, shortly after the Knights of Ren captured Chewbacca on the planet Pasano, Kylo used force in the Wookiee's mind to find out where Rey and the rest of the resistance were hiding. While doing this, found some memories of Chewie about , and , fatherHan Solo.

“, saw memories of the Wookie laughing with a young Han Solo, which only , remembers. , felt Chewbacca's joy when , best friend married the woman , would come to consider a sister. , saw the Wookiee hug a small human, teaching a young man to fly in a speeder and practice shooting with some mannequins, “the text describes.

The novel explains how Kylo continues to see Chewbacca's mind and sees that , room is full of photographs and memories of a young Ben Solo, there are even more of , than other Wookies. At this point Kylo realizes that “Uncle Chewie” does not hate , for killing Han. , is at this point that Kylo feels hope again and understands that , must return home, next to light.

This adorable moment did not make , to the movie and, according to Geek Tyrant, was also not explored in the script. The sequel films did not show the relationship between Kylo Ren and Chewbacca, so this moment could be left out of the delivery since they had never explored that topic before.

However, The Rise of Skywalker novel has provided many details that should have been in the film, as they explain important information about ,, such as the origin of Rey's father or why Palpatine was alive.

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