Disney and Lucasfilm have released two new Star Wars: The Last Jedi motion posters that hint at a test of destiny for central characters Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in the Force Awakens sequel.
The first, posted by the official Star Wars Twitter account, included the caption “It’s always been there…” Interestingly, the motion poster boasts the text, “Fulfill Your Destiny.” Clearly suggesting that Rey has the opportunity to, as she’s mean to, become a Jedi, could it also hint at her parentage? Why exactly is Rey destined to be a Jedi? Is it in her blood? We’ll have to wait until the film hits theaters on December 15 to find out.
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The second, centering on Kylo Ren, has the caption, “It’s the only way to become what you are meant to be.” The motion poster itself reads, “Let the past die,” likely referring to Kylo Ren’s divergence from the path of his Rebel parents, Han Solo and Leia Organa.
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While discussing his role as Kylo Ren in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Last Jedi, Driver recalled in a recent interview “peeling away layers to evolve into other people, and the person Kylo’s pretending to be on the outside is not who he is. He’s a vulnerable kid who doesn’t know where to put his energy, but when he puts his mask on, suddenly, he’s playing a role. JJ [Abrams] had that idea initially and I think Rian [Johnson] took it to the next level.”
Adding to the idea of hidden layers, he mentioned Rey, and and in the process may have dropped a spoiler. “You have, also, the hidden identity of this princess who’s hiding who she really is so she can survive and Kylo Ren and her hiding behind these artifices,” Driver said.
Opening Dec. 15, Star Wars: The Last Jedi features returning cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, joined by franchise newcomers Kelly Marie Tran as Rose, Benicio del Toro as “DJ” and Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.
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