Kylo Ren told Rey her parents were junk traders and she was a nobody. If true, she is not a Skywalker here’s why that story won’t be told in Star Wars.
We remember the scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
"“Do you know the truth about your parents? Or have you always known? You’ve just hidden it away. Say it. They were nobody. They were Filthy junk traders. Sold you off for drinking money. They’re dead in a pauper’s grave in the Jakku desert. You come from nothing. You’re nothing.”"
More from Editorial
- How animation changed Star Wars: Ewoks and Droids
- The Acolyte might change Star Wars storytelling
- No Star Wars for Feige, and I’m ok with that.
- 3 major ways the Star Wars Holiday Special changed canon
- If Jon Favreau remakes the Holiday Special, it needs to star Peli Motto
Just like that Ren sliced into Rey’s makeup, cutting to the question who one can only imagine Rey would love to have the answer to. The question is did Kylo Ren lie to Rey in order for her to submit and join him?
I have a hard time believing she is from the Skywalker bloodline. To go a bit deeper, this was set up in The Last Jedi with the small child at the end using the Force. The child had no known training in the ways of the Force.
Rey seemed to have no emotional attachment to Luke Skywalker after finding him on Ahch-To. If she had, the Force would have shown her. This leads me to think they have no relation.
So, what does the title The Rise of Skywalker mean?
I think it means one of two things,
- Rey (who’s last name is unknown) takes the Skywalker name at the end of the film as a way of honoring Luke and his family.
- Luke wanted the Jedi to end. Perhaps doing away with the Jedi title and it is now called Skywalker.
Regardless, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. What are your thoughts, is Rey a true Skywalker?
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres worldwide on December 20.