For awhile now, internet gurus have speculated that Rey in The Force Awakens is the daughter of Han Solo and Leia Organa (not a princess anymore; waaaaay past that). And that Kylo Ren is their son too which would them the proto Jacen and Jaina Solo of the new canon. Except I don’t think she’s necessarily Han and Leia’s daughter. I thinking 50-50 (better than that actually) that she’s Luke Skywalker’s daughter.While Kylo Ren could easily turn out to be Luke’s kid instead, I’m leaning towards Rey for a couple of reasons.

  1. She’s seen on a desert planet. Hmmm, hadn’t we’d seen that before? Twice? (yes the PT counts 100%)
  2. She shares a surprising resemblance to Anakin Skywalker who’d be her grandfather whether she was Luke’s kid or Leia’s.
  3. Kathleen Kennedy had said recently a month or so ago that the new trilogy is about the continuation of the Skywalker line.

Rey has also been in promotional material more than any other character for The Force Awakens (particularly with that staff which I talk about here). So with all the poetic imagery placed all over the trailers and ads, it’s at least not crazy to say she’s Luke’s daughter which would make her the proto female Ben Skywalker. If you disagree with my take, let me know in the comments section. Have a great day and may the Force be with always.

BTW who’s going to see The Force Awakens on opening night? I know I am.