Fans still have to wait over a year before Star Wars: Episode VIII is released in theaters on December 17, 2017. That hasn’t stopped a seemingly endless flow of fan theories about Rey and just where she came from and who her parents are. Another theory is that Kylo Ren and Rey may not not have met during The Force Awakens. According to Tumblr user mummiesandlightsabers, who has grabbed an early copy of the DVD/Blu Ray commentary, J.J. Abrams has confirmed that Rey and Kylo never met prior to The Force Awakens.
Abrams was quoted as saying, “One of the new relationships that we were focusing on was between Kylo Ren and Rey. They’ve never met but he’s heard of this girl.”
People suspected Kylo and Rey may have a prior relationship based on how Rey was received by Leia towards the end of the movie. It wasn’t the kind of embrace that two complete strangers would typically share with each other. This is also the moment when fans started to suspect that Rey may be a long lost daughter, or at least niece to Han and Leia. We may not find out in Episode VIII, but I would guess that even that wouldn’t stop fans from running rampant with speculation.
“This moment, I think, is actually lovely and the idea that these two women who’d never met knew of each other, and they’re both Force-strong and they’re both bound by their loss and their strength,” Abrams went on to say.
While this can’t be confirmed until the 3D Collector’s Edition of The Force Awakens releases this Fall, the information seems solid. I’m all for fan theories and it seems like Disney is also having a good time with them. What are some of your favorite theories for the new iteration of the Star Wars franchise? Jump into the conversation in the comments below!