Sometimes developments seem obvious to the naked eye, but it’s not until a source confirms it that it becomes a big deal.
This Star Wars news is one of those times, as Lucasfilm subtly confirmed a ‘mysterious connection’ between the Force Awakens’ main characters Rey and Kylo Ren.
An update to both Rey and Kylo Ren’s Star Wars Databank entries confirms the connection between the two, possibly hinting at some greater development to unfold in future films.
While the former Ben Solo’s legacy was one of the key reveals in Episode VII, the parentage and backstory of Rey was shrouded in mystery, probably to that the next films in the saga could further explore it.
And while many fans cast doubt that Rey could be Luke Skywalker’s daughter, many executives at Disney and at Lucasfilm continue to refer to the main line of films as “the Skywalker Saga,” which probably is not a term bandied about lightly.
The mystery of Rey’s lineage is probably one of the key storylines in this new trilogy of films, and will likely stretch into Episode IX.