A month in the past, the distinctive YouTube channel Star Wars Theory supplied up a brand new tackle Rey’s parentage: she could also be a clone. This loopy concept gained extra traction yesterday, when new footage for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker confirmed Rey in black garb with a crimson double-sided lightsaber.
Rey could in truth flip to the darkish facet within the movie, however I’ve a sense she will not. We’ll as an alternative see a number of Rey clones, maybe dozens of them, all serving The Emperor, apart from certainly one of them: the Rey we’ve got been following since we met her on Jakku. She’s going to stay on the sunshine facet.
In Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Final Jedi, we have been led to imagine Rey’s dad and mom have been insignificant, drunken nobodies. Which will nonetheless be the case in The Rise of Skywalker, however I’ve a sense we will be taught she was adopted. The blood in her veins will likely be from Jedi that have been utilized in a cloning experiment. The cave sequence in The Final Jedi mainly confirmed us the idea of clones. Though she was trying in a mirror, when Rey snapped her fingers, the timing was completely different, implying one thing is off, virtually like each had impartial thought and have been repeating the actions of the actual Rey.
Bear in mind when George Lucas did not assume he would make any extra Star Wars films after the prequels and as an alternative centered on completely different tasks, similar to video video games? A few of his concepts for episodes seven via 9 could have been utilized in these tasks. Within the Star Wars: The Pressure Unleashed video games, as an example, The Emperor and Darth Vader have been making an attempt to create force-sensitive clones.
The clones that did not prove have been discarded. Might Rey be a discarded clone that was smuggled away from the cloning facility? I’ve a sense we will see one thing like that. I additionally assume we will be taught that her bloodline is a fusion of a number of the strongest Jedi and Sith thus far, together with The Emperor’s.
Check out Star Wars Concept’s take from a month in the past, and chime in along with your ideas within the feedback part under. We do not have lengthy to attend to search out out, as The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.