Disney has brought forth tons of new questions with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but one can’t question its success as it tears up the box office. Many theories have also come forth from the film, but one huge question remains — who exactly is Rey? While many have thought about it, given forth their theories, and even defended them, the Disney Infinity video game may have accidentally spoiled it.
It may go without saying, but there are SPOILERS in this article for The Force Awakens. If you haven’t seen the latest Star Wars film and don’t want to know, stop reading now.
Seriously, it’s going to be spoiled for you even if you’ve seen the new movie. There is still a lot to come with Episode VIII and Episode XI, and this may very well ruin things. You’ve already been warned, so don’t complain if you’re reading from this point forward.
So, everyone wants to know who Rey’s parents are. Yes, everyone really thinks she is the “new” Luke Skywalker, but The Force Awakens seriously didn’t give away much of anything concrete.
Disney Infinity 3.0 was released a few months ago, but The Force Awakens playset was just released recently. Well, as Mashable points out, the end of the playset gives a possible, and absolutely huge, clue or look into who may have to do with Rey being a part of the galaxy.
The final battle has Rey taking on Kylo Ren, and it’s a battle that was well shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and done well here too. It’s a rather long video, but well worth seeing and impressive for a large number of reasons.
Listen carefully to the dialogue.
In case you missed it, head back to the 20:31 mark and listen to Kylo Ren trying to purposely taunt and bring in his opponent, Rey. It’s at this point that he drops a line that absolutely no one could have seen actually coming in a game before it hits the big screen.
“Face me, cousin!”
Yeah, he called Rey “cousin.”
Anyone that has seen The Force Awakens knows that Kylo Ren or “Ben” as he’s called sometimes is the son of Leia and Han Solo. Anyone that has ever seen Star Wars at all knows that Leia is the sister of Luke, and Darth Vader is Luke’s father.
This is the reason Kyle Ren holds Vader’s mask in the new film and calls him “grandfather.”
Disney Infinity dropping this bombshell could be a huge mistake, or it could be just something that Kylo Ren says. It’s hard to imagine that it would just be something he calls people though, but with no familial relationship determined on screen, ComicBook.com says it is unlikely that this isn’t a huge deal.
YouTuber Joe Vargas was one of the first to point out the slip-up in the Disney Infinity 3.0 game, and he said that Kylo Ren is actually saying “curses” and not “cousin.” Shortly after bringing forth the doubt, he confirms that Ren actually does say “curses” and says it a second time as well.
Go to 20:31 in the video, then go to 25:16. He says it again slightly different more clearly. https://t.co/bvhT1Z5XwV I got fooled. My bad.
— Joe Vargas (@AngryJoeShow) December 24, 2015
It is hard to believe that Disney would let something this big slip past them before the game was released. Following that up, if it was indeed a situation where the game did spoil a major Star Wars plot line, then Disney would most likely pull the game faster than anyone could lift their hand to force-stranglehold someone.
Now, this doesn’t mean that Rey isn’t the daughter of Luke Skywalker, whom she meets at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Then again, it also doesn’t mean that Disney Infinity 3.0 spoiled things early either. Back to the theory board.
[Image via LucasFilm]