Warning: Possible spoilers from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the upcoming Episode IX ahead.
The Star Wars film novelizations are often a great source of supplementary and sometimes previously restricted knowledge from their big screen counterparts — and it looks like Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition, the upcoming The Last Jedi novelization by Jason Fry will be no different.
According to those who have scored the novel early, key moments shared between Rey and Kylo Ren, whose bond seems to consist of more than just the Force alone are explained in greater detail:
Spoilers: From #TheLastJedi Novelisation
"Rey realizes Kylo's churning emotions are not only about himself, but also about her." pic.twitter.com/D5i5XXpmek
— Star Wars Stuff (@starwarstuff) February 25, 2018
There’s also an interesting revelation in the book’s very first sentence, which acknowledges a facet of Luke Skywalker’s life we’ve never been privy to before now. Namely, his life as a married man:
From the publisher’s summary:
Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.
From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms–and perhaps lay down their lives–for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.
Where the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins, as the battle between light and dark climbs to astonishing new heights.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition will be published by Del Ray and is slated for release on March 6th.