Honestly I can't stand the idea on Rey Skywalker, I don't exactly know why but it seems so unoriginal. I'm always a sucker for a good story but if they go with the whole 'turns out Rey's dad is Luke, SURPRISE!!' The story is only going to be predictable. Like I said before, I only dislike the IDEA of ReySky cause it won't make the story any less predictable. But in all fairness I guess that if they do ReySky that they do it better than what my mind can come up with.
I don’t know why you felt the need to rant about the “””””unoriginality””””” of the Rey Skywalker theory to me when it’s pretty damn obvious that I’m not only a believer of Rey Skywalker but positive that it’s going to happen. You come into my house…
Yeah, because Star Wars has always been the most original thing ever... it’s not like Star Wars is based on the classic hero’s journey trope that’s been around since ancient mythology, and almost follows that trope to a T. It’s not like Star Wars has always been recycling the same few themes for, oh, I don’t know, six movies before The Force Awakens even came out. Nahh, not at all! It’s not like Star Wars has been fairly predictable but still really enjoyable and well-done for the last few decades! Because a plot twist is totally the only way to make a great story and to make it original! /sarcasm
On a non-sarcastic note, you want unpredictable and original? You know what hasn’t been touched upon in a Star Wars movie? Father-daughter relationships. It’s always about the father and the son. You know what Rey Skywalker brings to the table? A focus on a father-daughter relationship!! Something that I would love to see in a Star Wars movie! And also something to consider… I seriously doubt they’re going to like, recreate ESB’s parentage reveal or something, since Rey’s circumstances in discovering her parents is so much different than Luke’s was.
Honestly, what is predictable about how Rey will handle going from being “no one/just a scavenger” to the daughter of a Skywalker? This is very unlike Luke’s own discovery of his father (Luke always knew he was Anakin’s son but the galaxy, Luke included, didn’t know that Anakin was Vader). There’s no saying how Rey will emotionally handle going from being a self-described nobody to a member of one of the most well-known families in the galaxy, and I think that could be incredibly moving and compelling.
And I’ll take relatively predictable (since Rey Skywalker was basically given to us on a silver platter in The Force Awakens, like the set up for it is undeniable… otherwise it wouldn’t be, as you call it, predictable and unoriginal) over some weird, hard to explain theory any day. Rey’s story focuses heavily on her family and their importance to her. Star Wars is about the Skywalker family and Kathleen has said that this series continues the generational story of the Skywalker legacy. Why would she be related to anyone else, especially when other families in this saga don’t hold the same weight as the Skywalkers since they’re… you know… the main characters and focus? When they’re really the only family legacy in Star Wars movies?