As a relatively late addition to the current Sequel Trilogy, Rose Tico’s significance in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX currently feels a little more ambiguous than those of her peers.
Since it was J.J. Abrams who first introduced the likes of Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren back in The Force Awakens, you can imagine that the filmmaker has some distinct and long-held ideas for how he plans to wrap up their arcs, The Last Jedi’s subversive twists notwithstanding. Kelly Marie Tran’s character, on the other hand, was brought into the series by Rian Johnson in a subplot that even fans of this latest installment can usually agree was among the film’s weaker elements.
Nonetheless, it’s clear that audiences are expecting Rose’s story to go somewhere, and according to one new rumor, a pair-up with the saga’s other young heroine Rey could be on the cards.
This report comes by way of a Reddit post from a user who claims to have connections with “someone who has a small job in production.” According to this unverifiable piece, Episode IX will follow three distinct plotlines, much like we saw in The Last Jedi. One of these strands will see Finn and Poen on a mission – a development that’s been all but confirmed by set photos – and another will focus on Kylo Ren as he pushes forward with his plans for the First Order. Rey and Rose, meanwhile, are said to be going on an unspecified adventure of their own.
Obviously, it’s best not to take such hearsay too seriously, but a pair-up between Rose and Rey could make for an interesting combination, especially after The Last Jedi spawned theories of a love triangle between the two of them and Finn. In any case, we’ll find out what’s in store for the saga’s new generation of heroes when Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters on December 20th, 2019.