A popular “leak” circulating around on the fan forums states that Rey is Anakin reincarnated and that Luke says to her, “No YOU are MY father!” I am genuinely disgusted that this “spoiler” managed to get so much traction. C’mon guys! This is almost as ridiculous as a mid-day soap opera revealing Marco has an evil twin brother.
Clearly this is bad fan fiction at best, right up there by the whole Rey x Kylo shipping thing. According to General Flux, the identity of Rey’s parents is known only by high ups like Rian Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasden, JJ Abrams, Colin Trevorrow, the story group and of course Daisy Ridley (a few other actors may be aware at this point as well). My personal speculation is that the story group wouldn’t want to go in such a retread direction with a character’s backstory. Anakin had his story and Rey will have her own.That’s the way I see it. When I asked Flux what he thought of the reincarnate story he said, “That’s a complete insult to the creativity I’ve seen.”
Drawing from what I have heard from General Flux, so far the “Jedi part” of this trilogy is shown in a very different light than the previous trilogies. We heard way back before The Force Awakens was released that it would have strong roots in the lore of Star Wars. I don’t particularly think that was the case but I do think they were setting it up for that happening in Episode VIII and perhaps that is where that info came from. If you look at the Rebels season 3 trailer it seems they will be diving into the deeper mythos of the Jedi and Sith with that franchise as well. Disney/LFL seems to be heavily invested in exploring those types of stories.
Flux tells me that Luke educates Rey on not just the Force but the deep origins of the Jedi. No, I don’t mean the guys in the Prequel Trilogy. I mean the very first connection between the Force and a being using it the way a Jedi would. Flux describes some of it like Luke has reached a new plateau of Force knowledge. This could mean we are in for some of the most epic Force teaching moments we have ever seen on screen. Flux labels the things he has seen involving Luke and Rey as “Next Level Star Wars.”
Cue the Force theme and the goosebumps.