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Rian Johnson teases Luke and Rey's relationship in Star Wars: Episode VIII

01.09.2017

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Production may have wrapped on STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII last summer, but we still don't know all that much about Rian Johnson's follow-up to J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Unlike other movies in the main Star Wars saga, we do know that EPISODE VIII will be picking up pretty much immediately after THE FORCE AWAKENS left off, with Rey (Daisy Ridley) finally meeting Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on the planet of Ahch-To. Rian Johnson recently told USA Today that he didn't "want to skip ahead two years," as he wanted to "see the very next moment of what happens."

How Rey and Luke relate to each other is the key relationship in Episode VIII, and Johnson says “a large part of the movie” will be spent addressing why Luke’s there and what he’ll do next. Like Luke, Rey has been pulled into a bigger world by connecting with the Force, “but part of what’s she’s dealing with is the realization that she has this power and this gift,” Johnson adds. “She’s taking her first step to coming to terms with this thing inside her that she never knew was there and is just starting to reveal its potential.”
“It very much feels like what we all go through in adolescence, the dawning of this new chapter of our lives." The director adds that the deepening of familial themes in Episode VIII is "a huge part of especially Rey’s character, something that was a really powerful part of her setup and something I really wanted to dig into with this."

After STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS left us hanging with the image of Luke Skywalker giving Rey the stare down, I think most of us are quite anxious to hear the Jedi Master finally speak after a more than thirty-year absence. In fact, Rian Johnson says that the question of "what's going on with Luke Skywalker" will be the essential question at the heart of EPISODE VIII, saying that he's "approaching it with a take that I hope feels honest and real and is going to be interesting to folks and make sense." Luke won't be the only character we find out more about in EPISODE VIII, Johnson also wanted to discover what really makes Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) tick by figuring out "the most difficult thing each of them could be challenged with now [and] seeing how they handle that."

It won't all be doom and gloom however, Rian Johnson is hoping that his film will give us a fun ride rather than piling on the darkness as most middle chapters tend to do. "I want it to be a blast and to be funny and to be a ride the way The Force Awakens and the original Star Wars movies were." Oh, and by the way, Johnson has also known the title of the upcoming sequel ever since he penned the very first draft. Any guesses?

STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII is set for a December 15, 2017.

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1:26PM on 01/10/2017

Perhaps a teaser on Super Bowl Sunday?

A lot of other reveals to come:
Is Snoke a new character or someone presumed dead?
Where did 3PO get that red arm?
Will Finn and Poe hook up? (Hope not)
What kind of new cuddly aliens will help save the day?
A lot of other reveals to come:
Is Snoke a new character or someone presumed dead?
Where did 3PO get that red arm?
Will Finn and Poe hook up? (Hope not)
What kind of new cuddly aliens will help save the day?
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3:00PM on 01/10/2017
A few things were actually already resolved in fun ways. Play the Lego Force Awakens game, it has a bunch of levels about things going on in the background of the movie (and a little before it, like how 3PO got his red arm).
A few things were actually already resolved in fun ways. Play the Lego Force Awakens game, it has a bunch of levels about things going on in the background of the movie (and a little before it, like how 3PO got his red arm).
11:34AM on 01/10/2017

Rey Kenobi

I think it's pretty obvious now that Rey is a Kenobi. Daisy Ridley said there were plenty of clues in TFA and it's true - she mirrors obi wan's actions from ANH. They both are hermits on a desert planet, they both use jedi mind trick on a stormtrooper, they both climb around and shut down key defenses on a deathstar device..taking all this and the fact that there's a rumor going around that obi wan's story in the saga films is not yet complete lead me to believe she's a kenobi. It's simply the
I think it's pretty obvious now that Rey is a Kenobi. Daisy Ridley said there were plenty of clues in TFA and it's true - she mirrors obi wan's actions from ANH. They both are hermits on a desert planet, they both use jedi mind trick on a stormtrooper, they both climb around and shut down key defenses on a deathstar device..taking all this and the fact that there's a rumor going around that obi wan's story in the saga films is not yet complete lead me to believe she's a kenobi. It's simply the reverse of ANH - instead of a kenobi mentoring a Skywalker, it's now a Skywalker that will mentor a kenobi.
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1:46PM on 01/10/2017
The only way Rey could be a Konobi is if she was a clone. Obi-Won died a long time before Rey would have been born. Unless he had relatives that we don't know about I don't think Rey is a Konobi.
The only way Rey could be a Konobi is if she was a clone. Obi-Won died a long time before Rey would have been born. Unless he had relatives that we don't know about I don't think Rey is a Konobi.
3:52PM on 01/10/2017
@kinser no I don't think she's a clone - that's very silly. I think she's a descendant of Obi Wan. How she's related is unclear but it's really in your face at this point that she's a Kenobi.
@kinser no I don't think she's a clone - that's very silly. I think she's a descendant of Obi Wan. How she's related is unclear but it's really in your face at this point that she's a Kenobi.
4:13PM on 01/10/2017
I believe we've already received our answer about Rey's parents: they are no one of consequence to the story. It's a big galaxy; I'm not sure why the main characters would need to be related.
I believe we've already received our answer about Rey's parents: they are no one of consequence to the story. It's a big galaxy; I'm not sure why the main characters would need to be related.
7:21PM on 01/10/2017
@lordsnow - then how do you explain daisy ridley's comment about how she thought it was obvious who she was related to? You can presume that she's merely bullshitting to throw us off, but I don't think so. Rey is related to someone and I think that someone is most assuredly Obi-Wan. Star wars is about family and lineage.
@lordsnow - then how do you explain daisy ridley's comment about how she thought it was obvious who she was related to? You can presume that she's merely bullshitting to throw us off, but I don't think so. Rey is related to someone and I think that someone is most assuredly Obi-Wan. Star wars is about family and lineage.
9:03PM on 01/10/2017
@thejoker I was under the impression that Daisy Ridley's comments were directed at the idea of her not being connected to the other characters. Yes, Star Wars is about family and lineage--the lineage of the Skywalkers not the Kenobis. If anything, Rey would be a Skywalker, but I really think Disney is taking the saga in a new direction--perhaps with the start of new family. I don't see any evidence in the film that Rey would be a Kenobi except hearing Obi-Wan's voice in her Force vision.
@thejoker I was under the impression that Daisy Ridley's comments were directed at the idea of her not being connected to the other characters. Yes, Star Wars is about family and lineage--the lineage of the Skywalkers not the Kenobis. If anything, Rey would be a Skywalker, but I really think Disney is taking the saga in a new direction--perhaps with the start of new family. I don't see any evidence in the film that Rey would be a Kenobi except hearing Obi-Wan's voice in her Force vision. However, I think the only purpose of that is that Rey hears the voices of anyone who was connected with Anakin's/Luke's lightsaber. Obi-Wan kept that lightsaber for 20 years. I expect that Rey is not connected with any of the main characters before the events of The Force Awakens.
10:40PM on 01/10/2017
@Lordsnow no I think you're wrong - she said that episode 8 will reveal who her parents are, and she recently said that she thought the question was answered as to who her parents were in the movie. This means that whoever her parents are, it's hinted at in TFA. For her parents to be unrelated to any of the core star wars characters makes no sense given what Daisy has said (unless she's flat out lying). I don't think she's a skywalker (Kylo Ren is the new skywalker of this trilogy) and the only
@Lordsnow no I think you're wrong - she said that episode 8 will reveal who her parents are, and she recently said that she thought the question was answered as to who her parents were in the movie. This means that whoever her parents are, it's hinted at in TFA. For her parents to be unrelated to any of the core star wars characters makes no sense given what Daisy has said (unless she's flat out lying). I don't think she's a skywalker (Kylo Ren is the new skywalker of this trilogy) and the only other person that's hinted at is Obi-Wan as I said in my original post.
4:31PM on 01/11/2017
@thejoker I think this debate could go on until Episode VIII comes out. :) Daisy Ridley did say Rey's parents are hinted at in The Force Awakens. This tells me that her parents were probably leaving Jakku on the ship we see in Rey's Force vision. That leads me to two theories: 1) Rey's parents were scavengers on Jakku and, for whatever reason, sold Rey to Unkar Plutt for passage off the planet. Unkar Plutt certainly displays an "I own you" attitude toward Rey. 2) Rey's parents know Luke and fly
@thejoker I think this debate could go on until Episode VIII comes out. :) Daisy Ridley did say Rey's parents are hinted at in The Force Awakens. This tells me that her parents were probably leaving Jakku on the ship we see in Rey's Force vision. That leads me to two theories: 1) Rey's parents were scavengers on Jakku and, for whatever reason, sold Rey to Unkar Plutt for passage off the planet. Unkar Plutt certainly displays an "I own you" attitude toward Rey. 2) Rey's parents know Luke and fly off to tell him that their daughter is displaying Force powers. This would explain a lot, such as why Rey thinks her parents will return and how she knew Luke's name. I suppose one of Rey's parents could be a child of Obi-Wan, making Rey his granddaughter. However, I think we would have received a bigger hint at that than hearing Obi-Wan's voice in a Force vision if that was the case. I guess we will know for sure on December 15th.
9:44AM on 01/12/2017
@lordsnow if you read my original post, there are more hints than just hearing Obi-Wan's voice, but alrighty. It's funny that it seems to obvious to me - it's almost as if you're just really against the idea that she's a Kenobi. We shall see in December. Cheers
@lordsnow if you read my original post, there are more hints than just hearing Obi-Wan's voice, but alrighty. It's funny that it seems to obvious to me - it's almost as if you're just really against the idea that she's a Kenobi. We shall see in December. Cheers
10:25AM on 01/12/2017
@thejoker I understand what you're saying in regard to the parallels between Rey and Obi-Wan, but I think those are simply coincidences. The Force Awakens mirrors much of A New Hope. I suppose that could have been done with the purpose of hinting at Rey being a Kenobi, but I'm just not convinced of that at this point. However, I'm certainly not against it. I love Star Wars, so I will be okay with whatever will be revealed about Rey as long as it's not something really far-fetched.
@thejoker I understand what you're saying in regard to the parallels between Rey and Obi-Wan, but I think those are simply coincidences. The Force Awakens mirrors much of A New Hope. I suppose that could have been done with the purpose of hinting at Rey being a Kenobi, but I'm just not convinced of that at this point. However, I'm certainly not against it. I love Star Wars, so I will be okay with whatever will be revealed about Rey as long as it's not something really far-fetched.
4:55PM on 01/12/2017
I think all of those coincidences add up a major hint - if it was just one parallel, fine, but there are multiple blatant parallels between her and Obi-Wan. Daisy saying oh wow I thought it was clear who she was related to is not consistent with the idea that she's simply unrelated to anyone.
I think all of those coincidences add up a major hint - if it was just one parallel, fine, but there are multiple blatant parallels between her and Obi-Wan. Daisy saying oh wow I thought it was clear who she was related to is not consistent with the idea that she's simply unrelated to anyone.
6:02PM on 01/12/2017
@thejoker You know, I never really gave this much thought before, but since we've been talking about it, I decided to do some digging. There are a lot more parallels between Rey and Obi-Wan than I remembered. And it makes a lot of sense because the relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan may finally be reconciled by their grandchildren if this becomes a redemption story for Kylo Ren. I'm sold!
@thejoker You know, I never really gave this much thought before, but since we've been talking about it, I decided to do some digging. There are a lot more parallels between Rey and Obi-Wan than I remembered. And it makes a lot of sense because the relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan may finally be reconciled by their grandchildren if this becomes a redemption story for Kylo Ren. I'm sold!
9:17AM on 01/10/2017

She's his daughter

It would he seriously disappointing if Rey doesn't turn out to be a Skywalker. She's a gifted pilot, excellent force user, and tempted by the dark side like her grandfather and father before her. It would be an interesting parallel to see Rey trained by her father (something we've never seen in a Star Wars film) and Ren trained by someone he obviously considers a father figure.
It would he seriously disappointing if Rey doesn't turn out to be a Skywalker. She's a gifted pilot, excellent force user, and tempted by the dark side like her grandfather and father before her. It would be an interesting parallel to see Rey trained by her father (something we've never seen in a Star Wars film) and Ren trained by someone he obviously considers a father figure.
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11:36AM on 01/10/2017
Nah - I outlined why I don't believe this in my own post, but I think now we will see a Skywalker mentoring a Kenobi. Rey is a kenobi, I'm convinced.
Nah - I outlined why I don't believe this in my own post, but I think now we will see a Skywalker mentoring a Kenobi. Rey is a kenobi, I'm convinced.
3:02PM on 01/10/2017
Her being a Skywalker would make zero sense at this point. It is safe to say she is a Kenobi.
Her being a Skywalker would make zero sense at this point. It is safe to say she is a Kenobi.
5:44AM on 01/10/2017
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