One of the big questions we were left with at the end of The Force Awakens was "Who are the mysterious parents who abandoned Rey on the planet Jakku?" The question is important, because the three Star Wars trilogies so far are heavily centered on family ties, at least after the first film. The second reason is because Rey is obviously the lead character of this trilogy, just as Luke Skywalker was in the first three films and Anakin Skywalker was in the prequels. The reasons to assume Rey is a Skywalker are speculation and not based on any spoilers from The Last Jedi.
Yes, you read that correctly: Rey of Jakku, the protagonist who is absent a surname, might as well be called Rey Skywalker at this point, because she is more than the heir apparent to Luke’s Force sensitive heroism. She is quite literally his daughter who will bring balance once more to a Force that her family disrupts with all the frequency of Millennium Falcon thefts.
The last line of the movie could have been, “Rey, I am your father.” And if you search your feelings, you will know it to be true. And then you can read the below list of reasons why…
The reasons are clues from The Force Awakens that you might want to brush up on before you go see The Last Jedi, which opens nationwide in less than ten days. Read them all at Den of Geek.