From even before the release of The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm was teasing us about Rey’s identity. One of pre-release commercials featured Maz Kanata and Rey speaking in voiceovers – Rey answering Maz’s identity question by saying “I’m no one.”
Then, it turns out she’s “someone” – a Force user with serious natural ability, and with her potential seemingly unlocked by Kylo Ren.
She continues to insist that she’s a nobody in The Last Jedi, even in the face of Luke Skywalker’s repeated pestering, also supporting the notion that there’s going to be a reveal somewhere. And there is, and it’s the no-one reveal. She’s exactly who she said she is.
Then we have The Rise of Skywalker. And Daisy Ridley herself has had a few things to say about how the story went from her being a nobody to being a capital “S” Somebody in a recent interview. We’re talking about that on the show today, and how those heritage decisions reflect on the development of both the Original and the Sequel Trilogies. Punch it!
Watch the full interview here: