Today’s new trailer sees her chatting with new pal BB-8 (who sounds rather like Luke’s old friend R2-D2) when she answers one of his unintelligible droid speak questions with “I know all about waiting”.
BB-8 hums a little question in response (we speak droid now), to which Rey replies “my family”.
Decent evidence that Rey’s family is going to play a MASSIVE role in this movie? Yes. Yes we do think so.
And given that executive producer Kathleen Kennedy told The Costco Connection that the saga films (that’s the Episodes with lovely Roman Numerals) focus on the Skywalker family, we’ll do a Paddy Ashdown and eat our hats if Rey’s family don’t turn out to be the Skywalkers. *begins cautionary search for edible headgear*
A case of Solo sibling rivalry? Plenty of brothers and sisters have created similar scenes with toy lightsabers. Don’t try this one at home please kids.
We’ve previously seen him promising to finish what potential grandad Darth Vader started, but in the new trailer he promises the charred helmet that he will “fulfill our destiny”. Cast your mind back to the prequels and you’ll remember Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson in his pre-Taken days) deciding that the young Anakin Skywalker was the boy who’d bring balance to the force.
For a while we thought it was Anakin’s son Luke who’d bring the balance, but you could argue it was indeed Anakin who tipped the scales by finishing Palpatine off. Then again, could he have done that if Luke hadn’t restored his faith?
Either way, with the resurgence of the Sith and Jedi planned for Force Awakens, it seems as though someone needs to sort those midi-chlorian scales again. And who better to do that than next generation Skywalker Kylo Ren?
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