MakingStarWars.net, the Star Wars bloggers Star Wars blog of choice, had a piece about Colin Trevorrow and his appreciation for the Rey theories that have been doing the rounds and whilst I was reading it something dropped into place. Now I'm not going to be stupid enough to say this is what's going to happen, but I think if it did it'd be bloody cool. Read on for more dear guest...
So Colin was saying that he is aware of all the Rey theories floating around the inter webs and he said he and fellow Star Wars director Rian Johnson feel a sense of responsibility to deliver on everyone's high expectations. Here is what Colin had to say to Collider.com (via MSW):
MSW suggested that we can infer that Colin will be revealing the secret of Rey's parentage in Episode IX and that perhaps Rian Johnson's Episode VIII won't be the catch all answer giver we had perhaps hoped. I'm thinking yes and no to this. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Here is another terribly charming Colin Trevorrow quote:
What a star, I really dig this guy. Anyway, onto my Rey's parentage theory.
If you're a regular Talk Star Wars reader you'll have noticed that every once in a while I'll post a story branded Star Wars Insights. These are usually theories I've put a lot of thought into and in some case I go through the motions of almost researching them. This, however is so new to me, and I was so keen to throw it out ther to you super fine Star Wars fans that I'm not willing to slap the Insights thing on it, at least not yet. I'd like you guys to try to punch holes in it for me first. So here goes:
A lot of us are of opinion that Rey is Luke's daughter. Her Force vision seems to suggest a link to Luke that allows her to see things she wasn't witness to, like Bespin's Cloud City corridor, or Luke touching R2-D2's dome. It also allows her to contact his mentors through the living Force, a trick we have so far only seen Luke manage. So it appears that Luke and Rey are related. Which begs the question, who's Rey's mum? Did Luke diverge from the Jedi way and allow himself a relationship etc.
I think is the impression we will be given in Episode VIII. But what if...
Could Rey be Luke's creation, but not as in offspring. Did Luke create Rey in the same way Darth Plaguies The Wise created Anakin? Is Rey a "vergeance" in the Force? Was she a virgin birth, claimed from her natural mother by Luke and whisked away to train in the Jedi Temple that Luke found and studied in. Learning the ancient techniques that Plagueis valued, in old Jedi texts. Has Luke been dipping into the Dark Side? Is this why Kylo Ren spared Rey as the Kinghts Of Ren slaughtered the Jedi students, if that is in fact what we are seeing in The Force Awakens. Did Kylo Ren understand Rey's original and therefore her power? Is this why Snoke, whether he is Plagueis or not, truly fears Luke, because a Jedi capable of these Dark Side skills may prove to be the only thing standing between Snoke and unlimited power. This might explain why Rey became so capable in the use of the Force so quickly, and why she was able to best Kylo Ren at the end of the film, because she is a Jedi as powerful as Anakin Skywalker before her. It might also explain Luke's self imposed exile, not just a broken heart, but a fear of what he was becoming.
I'm keen to hear what you think of this possibility. Is Rey a product of Luke's experimentation in the Force? Is this why she is so powerful in The Force Awakens? Is this why Kylo Ren both fears and values her? Are Luke's new skills why Snoke fears him so? Leave your thoughts in the comments below...
Thank you for reading,