The Definitive Post-“The Last Jedi”Case For Rey Skywalker – Introduction

A Shadow Council tour de Force

Written by: robotical712, Josey, Needs_More_Sprinkles

The vast majority of the fandom feels The Last Jedi has unequivocally shut the door on Rey being the daughter of a legacy character, particularly Luke Skywalker. In this series, we’ll make the case that the movie does not close the door, but in fact makes the Rey Skywalker theory just as viable, and immeasurably more meaningful, satisfying and powerful.

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We Think We Know What JJ Abrams Cut From The Force Awakens

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Written by needsmoresprinkles.

As you may have seen in our earlier post, we’ve just learned some very interesting news about the ending of The Force Awakens. Namely, that there was some sort of inconsistency between JJ’s original vision and the story that Rian wanted to tell in his subsequent film, and so Rian asked JJ to cut it out of the final scene of the movie. This seems to corroborate early rumors that the final scene of TFA originally featured a moment making explicit the true relationship between Rey and Luke. Many of these initial rumors claimed this was to be a hug, but we have another idea.

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January Claim About the End of The Force Awakens Given Credence by Empire Article

Back in January, I came across a claim that JJ Abrams originally shot a different ending between Rey and Luke. The claim was Luke originally took the lightsaber from Rey and possibly hugged her from a user by the name of Dent on the awardswatch forums:

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The Fall of Ben Solo

Written by robotical712

I would like to say up front that I don’t think JJ’s statement in the commentary that Rey and Kylo haven’t met before TFA should be taken absolutely. So please don’t reply as though I’m not aware of what he said. Second, it does make some leaps that aren’t predicated on any information we currently have. It’s based on where I think the ST is going thematically. This incorporates ideas developed in the previous three sections.

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A Comparison of the Novelization and Film Interrogation Scenes

The interrogation scene is one of the defining scenes in TFA and many feel the scene is intimate and sets up a the possibility of a romantic relationship. At the same time, many use the perceived intamacy to rule out kinship between Kylo and Rey. However, the novelization gives a different picture of what is going on. Kylo isn’t being intimate, he’s puzzled by Rey and trying to figure out why she seems familiar.

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Something Overlooked in the TFA Junior Novelization

the_force_awakens_junior_novel_coverI discovered this a while back, but it’s worth sharing again. The sounds of the battle when she’s in the snow forest is described a bit differently in the junior novelization versus the adult:

 

 

 

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The Force Awakens Symbolism: Duality of Hands

Introduction

The continuing Star Wars mythos is no stranger to symbolism. We see plenty of it in the prequel trilogy as well as the original trilogy. It only makes sense that this storytelling technique be continued into the sequel trilogy of movies.

I believed I have identified symbolism being used in The Force Awakens in regards to how Rey and Luke’s relationship will function in The Last Jedi. Rey and Luke’s “hands” act as symbols that enhance a story of a damaged and lost master and an innocent and naive learner coming together to complete one another.

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