‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Luke Doesn’t Know Who Rey Is At First

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At the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this weekend, Daisy Ridley spoke with Fandango’s Erik Davis about what the dynamics of Rey and Luke’s relationship will look like in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. One thing Ridley did confirm was that, upon arrival, Luke has no idea who Rey is.

“Rey is not a teacher. Yoda and Obi-Wan are very much guiding figures in Luke’s life. Obviously [Luke] doesn’t know who she is when she turns up, like with this freakin’ light saber he hasn’t seen in however long, so that in itself is a big difference. And then as things go on, I think there’s an expectation… there’s always been an expectation on Luke as in his potential, what he can do, and what he should do, much like with Rey. So in that sense they’re kind of similar, but obviously the dynamic has changed because she’s expecting something from him this time. It remains to be seen how he reacts to that.”

You can watch the full video interview below.

Recently, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson confirmed that the film would explore Rey’s parentage, but didn’t go into any further detail. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it all plays out when the movie is released in December.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. Newly introduced to the saga are newcomers Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be in theaters December 15, 2017.

Source: Erik Davis

Mae Abdulbaki

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Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.