Though it hasn’t been confirmed, most fans are under the assumption that at least one of the young new characters in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is the offspring of one or more of the characters from the classic trilogy. The fact that the last names of the two most prominent newcomers Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) are being held under wraps further fuels this speculation.
Now the newest TV ad for the movie hints in the same direction. The new clip is narrated by Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata a female pirate and smuggler who in the finished movie will be rendered in full CGI.
In the new spot, Nyong’o’s voice sounds aged and possibly weary, and it isn’t clear which character she is addressing, but she is heard whispering:
“I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people. I see your eyes. I know your eyes.”
Watch the TV ad for yourself below:
Whose eyes is Kanata talking about? It could be Rey, Finn or even Kylo Ren, since his background is still largely unknown.
The fact that Kanata is a pirate herself could easily tie her to scoundrels Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, both of whom have been suspected to be the sire of at least one of these characters.
Many have jumped to the conclusion that Lando is Finn’s father, based pretty much 100% on the fact that they are both black. Although, it’s true that in the comics, it was revealed that Han was married to a black woman, Sana Solo, so some have posited that this pairing led to a son.
But besides the fact that Finn/Boyega is clearly not biracial, ‘The Force Awakens’ takes place in “real time,” meaning 30 years after the Battle of Endor. There’s no way Finn could have been born before that. He and Rey are close in age, so they were born around the same time, a few years after the events in ‘Return of the Jedi’.
It’s also possible she is talking to/about Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), but considering how the majority of the commercial showcases Rey, piloting the Millennium Falcon and fighting Kylo Ren,it is most likely her that Kanata is addressing.
Of course, that still leaves the question of Rey’s parentage. Luke? Leia and Han? It HAS to be one of those options, right?
Back to Kanata’s position as a pirate, though, that would seemingly imply a past with Han versus Luke. If Rey is the long lost daughter of Han and Leia, Kanata could be seeing Han’s eyes in Rey’s but with Leia as her mother, that would explain how Rey has an affinity for The Force.
But that’s just a hypothesis. Feel free to disagree?
What do you think?
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ forces its way into theaters on December 18, 2015.
Source: Slash Film