Daisy Ridley as Rey in 'Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens'

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Rumor: Rey To Suffer Luke’s Fate In ‘Empire Strikes Back’

If the latest reports are to be believed, fans will have a reason to worry about Rey (Daisy Ridley) in Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Last Jedi.

According to the ever-ardent Star Wars watcher and YouTuber Mike Zeroh, Rey could be facing the same danger that Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) faced in Star Wars: Episode 5 – Empire Strikes Back.

Fans will remember in the movie that Luke lost his hand, along with his lightsaber, during his showdown with Darth Vader. The trouble Rey will be involved in come Star Wars: Episode 8 will reportedly be in the same vein as that.

Zeroh said that many locals at Pinewood Studios where The Last Jedi was mainly filmed saw Daisy Ridley wearing green sleeve that covers almost her whole arm.

This is a trick in computer-generated imagery (CGI) that will allow the editing team to make that covered part invisible in the post-production for the film, which would mean that at some point, Rey could lose her arm in Star Wars: Episode 8.

How she ends up in such situation remains shrouded in mystery. Zeroh suggests that this could happen in Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Last Jedi at the hands of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), but only in a dream sequence or a Force vision.

A screenshot of Luke and R2-D2 from 'Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens'
Luke holds R2-D2 with his mechanical hand in ‘Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens’ [Image by Disney and Lucasfilm]

The Star Wars watcher also pointed out how Ridley teased on a comedy podcast that her character will indeed be injured in Star Wars: Episode 8, but played coy if it will be mentally or physically.

It is unclear if this will actually happen to Rey in the sequel although it will not be a surprise since she will be in the midst of a peril in Star Wars: Episode 8 seeing that the First Order is upping the ante during the growing warfare.

Such fate will be quite the call-back to the second film in the original Star Wars trilogy, which is predominantly the most loved of the first three movies in the hit space opera franchise.

Additionally, there are many speculations that the new Star Wars films are deliberately being designed to somehow parallel the events in the original trilogy.

Daisy Ridley as Rey in 'Star Wars: Episode 7'
Rey in a Force vision in ‘Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens’ [Image by Disney and Lucasfilm]

Many are convinced this is what the team behind Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens tried to achieve, as many felt like it was patterned to Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope.

Whether Rey’s rumored injury will be permanent or not is also unknown at the moment. It will be quite a loss for Rey although replacing her arm with a mechanical one is possible, just like what Luke did. For now, it looks like fans will just have to wait and see.

Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Last Jedi hits the cinemas December 15.

[Featured Image by Disney and Lucasfilm]

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