Star Wars: Luke Doesn't Know Who Rey Is At Start Of The Last Jedi

Rey and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Force Awakens

When Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens, Luke Skywalker does not know who Rey is. Ever since The Force Awakens premiered in 2015, fans have been buzzing with theories about the young scavenger's heritage, with a popular belief being that she is the estranged daughter of Luke. Though Episode VII was brief on any Ray backstory details, there seemed to be some evidence suggesting that could be the case - including the Skywalker family lightsaber calling to her and little clues contained in the movie's script. After all, the saga has been a generational tale.

Star Wars 8 writer/director Rian Johnson has promised the question of Rey's parentage will be addressed in the upcoming sequel, suggesting he has some twists and surprises up his sleeve for audiences. Though there are still eight months to go until The Last Jedi opens, it would appear viewers can cross one item off the growing list of possibilities. Unless the creative team is intentionally misguiding the fans, Rey is very unlikely to be a Skywalker.

While at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Daisy Ridley spoke with Erik Davis of Fandango and was asked how Rey's relationship with Luke differs from the ones Luke had with his mentors Obi-Wan and Yoda. The actress surprisingly revealed some juicy details, saying Skywalker doesn't even know who Rey is when she arrives on Ahch-To with his old lightsaber.

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