December 25, 2015
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Creates New Mysteries For Fans, While J. J. Abrams Comments On Episode 8

As Star Wars: The Force Awakens begins to set new records for movie going, it also creates new mysteries for fans. There will be spoilers going forward, so if you haven't seen the film, you may want to skip this story.

Forbes reported that one of the biggest mysteries is who the main character Rey, portrayed by Daisy Ridley, really is. As fans discovered in the latest installment, Rey has no discernible connection to the current cast of characters. While fans speculated that Rey is the child of Han Solo and Princess Leia, fans were surprised to discover that the actual child of Han and Leia is villain Kylo Ren.

Rey continues to be a mystery in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Rey continues to be a mystery in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. [Photo Credit Lucasfilms]After viewing the latest Star Wars film, the most common speculation about Rey's identity is that she is the daughter of Jedi Luke Skywalker. One reason given for the idea that Rey is Skywalker's daughter is that she has enormous Jedi powers, and it would make sense to pit her against Kylo Ren, since he is Han Solo and Princess Leia's son, Ben Solo. She also has a close connection to Luke's lightsaber. As it stands, Rey is a lone scavenger on a lonely planet waiting for the return of her family.

Although Anakin Skywalker violated the code of celibacy for Jedi, it is unlikely that Rey is Skywalker's daughter. Kylo Ren/Ben Solo was once his student and Luke has become a great Jedi teacher in the Star Wars universe. It would be difficult for him to find time to have a child.

Other speculation includes the idea that Rey is possibly the grand-daughter or great-grand-daughter of Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi. This theory though has the same pros and cons as the same theory related to Rey and Skywalker being child and father. The theory does draw similar parallels as Obi-Wan Kenobi was the teacher of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, who was Luke's father. Now the roles would be reversed and Luke would be the teacher of Obi-Wan's offspring. None of these theories line up with what the film shares about Rey's parents.

Inquisitr previously reported that many fans were speculating that Kylo Ren was actually Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. One of the reasons so many speculated that Skywalker is Ren is that although Mark Hamill is billed behind Harrison Ford in the credits, Hamill's character wasn't seen in any of the trailers, or in the movie posters.

As the new Star Wars movie makes its debut, the script for Star Wars: Episode VIII has already been completed. J. J. Abrams stepped aside as the director for the next installment, and Episode VIII will be directed by Rian Johnson. Johnson is an American writer, producer and director. His most famous credits include directing the feature film, Looper, and three episodes of Breaking Bad.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren revealed to be Ben Solo, son of Han Solo and Princess Leia
Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren revealed to be Ben Solo, son of Han Solo and Princess Leia. [Photo Credit Lucasfilms]CNET reported that Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J. J. Abrams sat down to read the latest script for Star Wars: Episode VIII. He was so impressed with the script that he said he wished he had directed it as well.

Abrams' long-time friend, Greg Grunberg, who portrayed Snap Wexley in The Force Awakens, said that he had never seen Abrams express that level of regret before.

"He read it and said something he never, ever says. He said, 'It's so good, I wish I were making it.'"
Although Abrams won't return to direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, he has been slated as the executive producer for the project so he won't be leaving the Star Wars universe. Since Abrams liked the script, Star Wars: Episode VIII promises to be as good as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to debut May 26, 2017, in the U.S., U. K., and Australia so fans will have to wait to see what's next for Rey and the rest of the Star Wars characters. Although Disney has yet to reveal whether or not Hayden Christensen will return in Episode VIII, rumors continue to circulate that Christensen will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

[Photo Credit Lucasfilms]