The Rise of Skywalker

With ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ looming closer and closer in the next few months, fan speculation, theories, and rumors are starting to swirl faster and faster, with some interesting ideas coming out of the mix. A major topic of discussion is the recently revealed image of ‘Dark Rey’ seen in the D23 footage, which has fans wondering what exactly is going on with our hero, especially whether or not the whole thing could be some kind of vision of the future or dark doppelganger of Rey.

When asked by Yahoo whether or not the “Dark Rey” seen in the trailer was simply a Red Herring to throw off the fans (who are notorious for figuring out the plot of these types of movies based on trailer footage), Ridley deftly dodged the question without entirely denying it, while also praising director J.J. Abrams and the upcoming film:

“I mean, the evidence is on the screen. Take that evidence as you will. But there’s no smoke without fire. Just wait and see what J.J. and [co-writer Chris Terrio] did. It’s really impressive how they wrapped it up altogether and hopefully [with] a fitting ending.”

Another very intriguing theory that has come out comes from (where else?) Reddit, where one fan pointedly reminded everyone about the image of the Mortis Force beings seen in ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ and the distinctive hand poses they had (see right), which almost seem to match the hand poses Rey was making in the cave during her vision in ‘The Last Jedi.’ (Reddit link here)


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Of course, the whole thing could just be a major coincidence, but it might be interesting to see Rey’s journey tie into this baffling arc from ‘Rebels’ (that actually started in ‘The Clone Wars‘) which opens the door for some massively powerful new Force abilities including a form of time-travel. And it might not be a coincidence that when we last saw that image in ‘Rebels’ and where it led Ezra, Emperor Palpatine was trying to access the same chamber Ezra had been led to as well, the same man who is set to re-appear in ‘The Rise of Skywalker…’

What are your thoughts on the Mortis hand signals and Rey? Do you think they bear any merit here? Or do you think it is just a coincidence? Do you have any theories about Dark Rey and what that could mean for the movie? Feel free to share your opinions in the comments below!


Source: Comic Book