You Can Gamble On Luke Being Rey's Father

Rey and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Force Awakens

The galaxy far, far away has entered the world of gambling, as fans can now place actual bets on whether or not Luke Skywalker is the father of sequel trilogy protagonist Rey. Introduced in The Force Awakens, the young scavenger's past is one of the great mysteries the franchise is saving for a later date. All that was revealed in Episode VII was that as a child, Rey was left on Jakku by her family, where she stayed until she met Finn and BB-8, getting swept on a grand adventure. The enigmatic nature of her history has generated a plethora of wide-spanning theories as fans try to deduct where Rey came from.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson has said Rey's heritage will be addressed in his installment of the saga, but there's no telling if there will be a big parental revelation a la The Empire Strikes Back in Episode VIII, or if it's a topic to be explored in Colin Trevorrow's Episode IX. As fans await the answers from Lucasfilm, they now have the opportunity to place their money where their mouth is and show the ultimate form of confidence in their own Rey hypothesis. Star Wars gambling is now an actual thing.

Offshore book MyBookie has placed odds on Luke being Rey's father (hat tip Sports Insights). Though they will surely change between now and the movie's December premiere, right now "No" is a small favorite at -130. "Yes" currently has even odds. Fans were already invested in learning more about Rey, and this element just adds to the intrigue. Now, moviegoers could literally have something personal at stake if they choose to take part in this. Star Mark Hamill was his typical trickster self joking about the odds on Twitter:

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