8 Questions for Star Wars: Episode VIII

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2. Who are Rey’s Family?

Above all else, this is what I — and most every other Star Wars fan —  want to know the most about in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There are thousands of theories out there pertaining to Rey. All of them interesting, but here’s what we know so far: Rey is stronger in the Force than she knows, she’s smart, she’s tough, and she intuitively knows how to use a lightsaber.

Could Rey really be a Skywalker? Or, could she be a Kenobi? How about the descendant of Palpatine? As you can see, the theories are as abundant as they are insane. Perhaps the best course is just to assume the most simple answer is looking us directly in the face. Rey is a Skywalker. The main Star Wars saga has always been about Skywalkers. The Skywalker familial lightsaber called to her. She is a natural mechanic and pilot like Anakin and Luke and used the Force without training. Rey is a Skywalker (or not…who knows?)

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