After viewing The Last Jedi theatrical trailer and teaser trailer, there were some specific shots that instantly jumped out at me. George Lucas used visual parallels to tell his stories, as we have previously chronicled. JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson have continued this tradition, whether intentional or not. What I find very interesting are the parallels in the trailers between Rey, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo, Anakin Skywalker, and even Darth Vader! Take a look for yourself.

What is this trying to say? The parallels between Ben Solo and Darth Vader are obvious, but the shots of Rey and Anakin are identical. What is Rian Johnson trying to tell us here? This is not merely coincidental. This was done on purpose. Only the film will truly answer the question, but the parallels between these four (technically three) characters is fascinating and could point to a darker fate for Rey’s character. That, or perhaps she is in fact Anakin’s granddaughter, or, if early rumors are to be believed, she is actually Anakin reincarnated or some manifestation of the force like Anakin.

While George Lucas is no longer helming Star Wars, it is refreshing to see that they are being consistent with the visual storytelling he has put forth, even if it’s not entirely intentional (I fully believe that it is). They are making Rey out to be so powerful with the force that I wonder if she rivals Luke and Anakin. I hate this idea, but her being Anakin re-born may not be such a far-fetched idea. It would be even better if Hayden Christensen could make an appearance as a wiser, Force Ghost version of the character to guide both his son and Rey. His lightsaber was clearing calling out to her for a reason.

While much of this is speculation, all will be revealed on December 15.

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Morgan Lewis is a Video Game Journalist and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VG Culture HQ. He has been writing about games for over four years and has written over 900 articles during that timespan. He first fell in love with gaming when he received A Link to the Past for Christmas when he was six. He also loves anime and anything that has to do with gaming culture.

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