Last week we were graced with the very first look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. As with any devoted fandom, fans took to the trailer to search for Easter Eggs and develop theories. The most prominent theory to come to light since the trailer dropped is the possibility that Rogue One's protagonist, Jyn Erso, is Rey's mother.
MTV got a chance to talk with Daisy Ridley (Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens) the other day after the MTV Movie Awards about the speculation. Daisy's response was classic:
"I’m not being funny you guys, but just because she’s white and got brown hair… it doesn’t mean she’s my mom."
I wouldn't necessarily give up hope, all of you Lyn Skerso shippers out there, because this isn't an official statement — but it does seem to knock the wind out of our sails. Daisy did have something else to say though, and again, you've got to love Ridley for her honesty and insight:
"I think the amazing thing about [Episode VII] is that Finn and Rey don’t come from anywhere, and they find a place. So to me, it’s funny that people think it’s so important because I don’t really think it is."
I have to admit that as a fan, I may have gone a little crazy with theories about Rey's lineage, but then again, it was consistently teased throughout The Force Awakens. However, Daisy is absolutely right. After A New Hope we were focused on Luke, not where he came from.
At the very least, Luke will surely become Rey's new father figure, if this picture is anything to go by!
'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is in theaters from December 17th, 2016. Watch the trailer below: