Star Wars: Forces of Destiny - Netflix
Small moments and everyday decisions shape a larger heroic saga.
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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny - Rey (Star Wars) - Netflix
Rey is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by English actress Daisy Ridley. First appearing as the main character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey is a scavenger who was left behind on the planet Jakku when she was a child, and later becomes involved with the Resistance's conflict with the First Order when her solitary life is interrupted by BB-8, the droid of ace Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, and a runaway Stormtrooper named Finn.
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny - Parentage - Netflix
The question of Rey's parentage has been a significant point of discussion for the series, and has spawned numerous fan theories. The most popular theories are that she is the daughter of Luke Skywalker or Han Solo, or is Obi-Wan Kenobi's granddaughter (because of a scene where Rey hears Kenobi's echoed voice following a vision in The Force Awakens). The view that she is Luke's daughter is especially prominent, with fans and critics highlighting their story arc similarities, Star Wars being a Skywalker saga, Rey having a strong attachment to Luke's lightsaber, and being exceptionally strong with the Force without any training. Some fan theories about Rey's parentage pointed to “Rey's Theme” featured in John Williams' score of The Force Awakens, as the theme shared similarities with the themes for Darth Vader and Luke. Abrams stated that he intentionally withheld Rey's last name and background in The Force Awakens. He said that he felt that the origin of Kylo Ren was the only thing that could be revealed in his film and that he knew “quite a bit” about Rey's origin but would give courtesy to Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson by not saying any more. Former Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow stated that the answer of Rey's origin would be “deeply and profoundly satisfying” and that Rey is “important in this universe, not just in the context of The Force Awakens, but in the entire galaxy. She deserves it.” Ridley said that she knew who Rey's parents were. In The Last Jedi, a conversation between Rey and Kylo Ren reveals that Rey's parents were insignificant. Rey is coaxed by Kylo into admitting they were “nobody”, a revelation that Kylo tells Rey she already knew. Todd VanDerWerff of Vox equated this scene with Luke finding out that Darth Vader is his father, which was his greatest nightmare. To VanDerWerff, “Rey's greatest nightmare is being no one.” He added that Kylo Ren “has every reason to be lying” in this instance because “he's trying to get Rey to let the past—Jedi, Sith, Rebellion, Empire, First Order, etc., etc., etc.—crumble to dust,” but that “in a weird way, it's a kind of meta-commentary on a franchise that is seeking a new future, while still being indebted enough to its past that it continually recycles itself.” He said that it is a good thing that “Rey is the child of nobody of particular importance to the story so far.” Josh Spiegel of The Hollywood Reporter stated that although some fans may be disappointed by the reveal that Rey's parents are nobodies, “it fits in perfectly with the message Rian Johnson sends all the way to the very last scene” which is that “knowing that Rey is both exceptionally gifted in the Force and also not a Skywalker or someone along those bloodlines emphasizes” that “the spirit of the Jedi extends beyond those like Luke, to anyone with a gift and the power to believe.” Conversely, although Casey Cipriani of Bustle recognized that Kylo Ren might be right about Rey's parents, she opined that he is “unreliable” and that “we have to take what he says with a grain of salt and look elsewhere [within the story] for hints of Rey's lineage.”
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