In the latest issue of Vogue Magazine, Daisy Ridley may have hinted that Luke Skywalker is in fact Rey’s father. She referenced the “emotional journey” her character would go on with Luke, stating:

[‘The Last Jedi’ is ] more of a conversation, as opposed to a big adventure. [‘Star Wars’ is] essentially a family drama that’s played out in this big, expansive world.

If that doesn’t spell out that Luke is Rey’s father without outright saying it, I don’t know what does. Star Wars is a family drama about the Skywalker family; it always has been and it always will be. After watching the trailer I was unsure if Rey was Luke’s daughter, but after reading this quote from Ridley and the context in which she said it, it’s almost confirmed in my mind. We even have visual parallels that compare/contrast Anakin Skywalker and his (possible) granddaughter, Rey.

Star Wars is a visual story and there are parallels littered throughout the Saga. These shots are not mere coincidence. What is Rian Johnson trying to tell us about Rey here, compared to Anakin? There’s an obvious parallel and there are even parallels with the characters, such as their aptitude for piloting and mechanics. Will Rey follow Anakin’s path moreso than Luke’s? There are so many questions and so many things to speculate about, but we do know that Rey will discover her parentage in The Last Jedi. My money is on Luke, and he left her because literally her power “frightened” him.

We’ll find out for sure on December 15.

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