We’ve been dying for news on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and with Star Wars Celebration currently happening in Orlando, we finally hoped to get some details. As it happens, Daisy Ridley has given us a little something to work with. While the host of The Last Jedi panel, Josh Gad, was unable to get specifics from the actress, she did give us a general idea of how the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Rey will begin.
In The Last Jedi, we go deeper into Rey’s story and what is very apparent from where we left off in The Force Awakens and where we begin with The Last Jedi, is Rey has a certain expectation as to what she might be getting from Luke and what that might entail, and as a lot of people know, it’s difficult when you meet your heroes because it might not be what you expect.
It’s a very interesting statement because many fans have expected that Luke Skywalker will be the source of many answers about who Rey is and what she means to the greater Star Wars universe. Apparently, based on what Daisy Ridley says here, it seems that Rey herself may be expecting the same thing. However, it appears we may all end up disappointed. If we think we’ll be getting all our answers from Luke, we can think again.
Rey wants to know what happened to her parents. She certainly wants to know why she has this power that she only just discovered she has. She knows she has a connection to Luke’s lightsaber, which would imply that she can get some answers from him. Whether or not he has them is not clear, but it doesn’t look like he’s interested in giving them to her.
As general as this statement is, it does give us a bit of information that we didn’t previously have. The Luke Skywalker that we meet in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is likely still dealing with the issues that drove him into seclusion. While we might have thought that having Rey unexpectedly arrive on his doorstep would be enough to get him back in the fight, perhaps that’s not the case.
At the same time, it appears that if we do go “deeper into Rey’s story” we will be getting some sort of answers, either from Luke or elsewhere. While we don’t expect we’ll get all of our answers in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as they’ll surely leave some things for Star Wars: Episode IX, we do look forward to learning more about Rey. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be out this December, which won’t be nearly soon enough for us.