Will Star Wars: The Last Jedi go deeper into Rey’s story?
One day after the Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando kicked-off its big convention weekend, the focus turned to the future – mainly the next blockbuster film The Last Jedi.
Even though the film doesn’t hit the big screen until December, fans got told plenty of little spoilers as Mark Hamill (actor of Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (actress of Rey), Adam Driver (actor of Kylo Ren) and more took to the stage to chat about the upcoming film.
At the celebration, Ridley arrived early to say a little about her role in her second Star Wars film. In her first film, The Force Awakens, she showed that she was powerful with the force, defeating villain Kylo Ren in lightsaber combat. But it is still unknown who she is or if she’s is related to any recognisable characters.
“What can I say, in The Last Jedi, we go deeper into Rey’s story,” the actress commented.
At the end of The Force Awakens, Rey finds Luke Skywalker and appears to give him back his lightsaber that he lost years ago. Rumours say that Luke Skywalker might train Rey in the ways of the force, but it is still unknown.
Ridley also said at the celebration, “Like most people, Rey might find it difficult when you meet your heroes; and it might not be what you expect.”
Mark Hamill took to the stage moments later and dived even deeper into The Last Jedi and gave away another rumour, “It’s not Luke’s story anymore, but I think he’s still an important part in the Star Wars saga.” To which Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said, “I’m just going to break it here and make sure everyone realises he’s so important in the upcoming film.”
Fans also got a teaser trailer that is available to watch on YouTube along with a teaser poster that features Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker and Rey.