How I think Episode IX will go down.
How do you break away from copying the Original Trilogy? When it comes to Kylo Ren, where does JJ go from here? He can’t be turned, that’s too predictable. Will he be killed? That’s too easy and predictable, so what do you think will happen with him?
I see it going down like this in Episode IX, he will seek out knowledge and lore, possibly using Snoke’s ring, which will give him unlimited Darkside power, much like the Emperor. Kylo will be almost as powerful as the Emperor in ROTJ. He will have darkside lightning that he can shoot out of his hands. Snoke’s ring is the key.
He will have what’s left of the Knights of Ren, because those guards in Snoke’s throne room were actually some of the Knights of Ren, the others Kylo Ren will call upon once he discovers his new power.
I also see Kylo Ren hiring bounty hunters to search for Rey, Finn, Poe and the rest of them. I think he’ll capture someone or a few of them, and Rey will confront Kylo for the ultimate battle.