SPOILER ALERT: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, yadda yadda yadda…
For quite some time now, fans have been speculating as to the origins of the new younger characters from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Surely, out of the four major new additions– Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, Rey and Finn– at least one of them had to be the offspring of one or more of the characters from the classic original trilogy, right? And while the film did clearly spell out one character’s parentage, others are still a mystery.
Okay, you were warned!
In the movie, we learned that the new baddie Kylo Ren was actually Ben, the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa. (It doesn’t appear that they were ever married, or at least Leia never changed her last name, as she is addressed as “General Organa.”) Finn, it appears, was taken from his parents and raised from infancy to be a Stormtrooper. And Rey? We got a tiny glimpse of her as a small child being left behind on Jakku, but her family remains a mystery for another movie.
But a demo video from the new Disney Infinity 3.0 game got folks buzzing when it appeared that in the game, Kylo Ren speaks to Rey and says “Face me, cousin!” This would imply that Rey is the daughter of Luke Skywalker, Leia’s brother. Could that mystery have already been spoiled? And in such a highly visible manner?
You can watch the video below (the quote in question comes around the 20:31 mark):
However, Lucasfilm’s own Pablo Hidalgo took to Twitter to debunk this rumor:
Oh, come on. He says, “Face me!” And then says “CURSES” because he’s been hit. https://t.co/JyU5WJkvTM
— Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) December 24, 2015
Yes, upon closer inspection, it does indeed appear that Kylo Ren yells “Face me” before being struck by a laser bolt and snarling “Curses!” It’s a bit choppy, as video game voiceovers have a tendency to be in cases like this. But yes, it is “curses” not “cousin.”
It appears that fans will have to wait until 2017, when Episode Eight arrives in theaters. For now, everyone simply has their theories…
But c’mon! She’s totally a Kenobi. I mean, she’s BRITISH! Hello?! (Yep, that’s my whole argument. Well, yeah and she is naturally adept at The Force even with no training and she heard Obi Wan’s voice when she had her vision. But mainly, I’m going with the accent thing.)
Even so, you never know…
What do you think? Are Kylo Ren and Rey long lost cousins? Do they have any family connection? If not, who is this mysterious Rey?
Source: Cinema Blend