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Did Adam Driver Spoil Rey’s Parental Reveal in THE LAST JEDI?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than two months away, and fans will soon learn exactly who Rey is. There have been a lot of theories for the past two years, but Lucasfilm has done a pretty good job of keeping its secrets…except when certain actors drop spoilers. We’re looking at you, Adam Driver! The man behind Kylo Ren/Ben Solo/Matt the Radar Technician has possibly given away a big part of Rey’s true identity. Today’s Nerdist News is unleashing the Force to discover what this means for The Last Jedi.

Warning: there are potentially huge spoilers ahead for The Last Jedi! Matt may have really bungled it this time. But you can still remain unspoiled if you make the jump to lightspeed now.

Join host and the penultimate Jedi, Jessica Chobot, as she runs down the remaining possibilities after Driver seemingly outed Rey as royalty. During an interview with the British incarnation of GQ, Driver said “you have…the hidden identity of this princess who’s hiding who she really is so she can survive, and Kylo Ren and her hiding behind these artifices.” In context, Driver was also referring to The Hidden Fortress, the classic Japanese movie that helped inspire George Lucas‘ space saga. But using the word “princess” in that context certainly suggests that Rey is of royal blood.

Sorry, Obi-Wan! As much as we loved the idea of Rey as a hidden Kenobi, it doesn’t seem likely that Old Ben met another princess or queen that he loved after the death of his beloved Satine Kryze during The Clone Wars. Another possibility is that Rey is somehow related to the Emperor himself, but there have been no hints that Palpatine has ever loved anyone the way that he loved power. So, who does that leave?

We think that Rey has to be directly related to one of the Skywalker twins. And since Han and Leia never seemed to even raise the possibility that they had another child besides Ben, it certainly makes Luke the most likely person to be Rey’s father. And he still works as a potential candidate, because Luke’s mother was the Queen of Naboo.

Luke was the obvious choice from the very beginning of the new trilogy, but that doesn’t mean that this can’t work as a major revelation. Making Rey a Skywalker ensures that the primary family from this series can potentially endure beyond Episode IX. But first, Rey is going to have to carve out her own destiny, and it may not be as a Jedi.

Who do you think Rey’s parents will be? Share your theories in the comment section below!

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