One of the most interesting parts from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was the reveal of Rey’s mother.
Rey’s parentage has been a constant source of discussion in the sequel Star Wars trilogy. Internet threads were ravaged with a bevy of theories as to who where Rey’s parents. Many of those discussions were put to rest in 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it was revealed that Rey’s parents were merely “nobodies”. This sparked a whole bevy of discussions as to the role the concept of inheriting a name plays in the Star Wars saga. Leading up to the release of The Rise of Skywalker, fans were excited to see Rey’s saga end. However, as the film neared its halfway point, fans were’s delighted (or angry) that Rey’s mother and father were revealed. What got the conversation started wasn’t what her parents looked like, but rather who they were.
Finally, now that The Rise of Skywalker has been released, we know who exactly played Rey’s mother. It was a shock to many that Rey was in fact the descendent of Palpatine, making her of Sith relation. However, some fans also noticed that Rey’s mother a familiar actor, but they couldn’t quite place their hands on who it was. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker briefly showed who Rey’s parents were, as they received less than 30 seconds of screen time. When paid close attention to, it was revealed that both Rey’s mother and father are household names in the acting business.
In The Rise of Skywalker, Rey’s mother was played by Jodie Comer, best known for her role as Villanelle in Killing Eve. Jodie Comer is also set to play Molotov Girl in Ryan Reynold’s Free Guy. Comer’s roles on television have made her a household name, and she’s just beginning to dominate the cinematic landscape. When it came to Rey’s father for the latest Star Wars film, Billy Howle stepped into the character, who was Palpatine’s son. Billy Howle is best known for his roles in Dunkirk and Outlaw King.
What’s absolutely remarkable is that neither Jodie Comer or Billy Howle’s involvement in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was leaked in advance of the film being released. There were certainly a bevy of leaks attached to The Rise of Skywalker prior to its cinematic release, but it’s quite surprising that Emmy Award Winning Jodie Comer’s involvement was not leaked.
What are your thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Were you disappointed or elated when it was revealed that Rey was a Palpatine? Comment below and let us know!
Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe