Finally, it's been confirmed! Exactly what the internet has been fervently theorizing since we first learned that the siblings Skywalker would be making appearances in Star Wars Episode 7!
The movie, or the future trilogy, will be focusing on the Skywalkers and be a continuation of their story, as the originals and prequels did with Luke and Anakin respectively, and will introduce the world to a new generation of Skywalkers.
Okay the last bit may be a bit of a stretch, but after reading the juicy information revealed by Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy, you could generally fill in the gaps and come to that exact conclusion yourself.
When discussing the differences between both Star Wars' episodic and stand alone Anthology movies with Costco Connection, Kennedy stated:
The Saga films focus on the Skywalker family saga. The stories follow a linear narrative that connects to the previous six films…'The Force Awakens' follows 'Return of the Jedi' and continues that generational story.
The Anthology films offer opportunities to explore fresh characters, new storylines and a variety of genres inside the ‘Star Wars’ Universe.'
It's as if a million fan theorists cried out in ecstasy and were suddenly placated. But of all of the plethora of The Force Awakens's Skywalker-themed fan theories, which could be the most legit?
Is Rey a Skywalker?
Rey's surname has been withheld from all marketing for a distinct reason, and the rumor mill has been going ape over it for some time now. But they all seem to come down to one idea, Rey is the daughter of Leia and Han Solo.
In the latest trailer, we hear Luke Skywalker telling someone that they, like his sister and him, are Force sensitive. So surely he must be talking to his granddaughter, right?
Or is Kylo Ren the secret Skywalker? According to the guys over at Making Star Wars, Kylo Ren has a personal vendetta against Han Solo. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Adam Driver described his character as "not loved enough" or having "felt betrayed."
If it's true that Leia and Han are separated, could Kylo joining the Knights of Ren be the ultimate up middle finger to his heroic parents? Or maybe he was alienated because Leia sensed his affinity to the Dark Side?
Heck, maybe Finn is a descendant of Mace Windu?! Heh, Finndu.
Only two more months until all is made clear...!
What do you think?
(Sources: Costco Connection, Making Star Ears, EW, HeyUGuys)