'Star Wars: Episode 8' Movie Rumors: Luke Skywalker and Rey Could Be Related But Not As Father-Daughter Pair

11:03 AM EDT 3/14/2017 by Trisha Cerdena, Celebeat Reporter

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With “Star Wars: Episode 8” set to look into the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Rey, new theories have emerged that could explore how the two characters can be related. Although many have assumed that Rey is Luke’s daughter, a new notion shared by Star Wars expert Mike Zeroh underlines the possibility that Daisy Ridley’s character could be Luke’s female clone.

The introductory scene for “Star Wars: Episode 8” is expected to be associated with the concluding moment of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” when Luke and Rey met each other at the planet Ahch-To. As Rey gives the Jedi master his lost lightsaber, her sad emotion becomes evident in her face, giving rise to speculations that she misses having a fatherly figure around. In the previous installment, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) somehow stood as a fatherly figure for Rey in the time that they were together.

Meanwhile, Zeroh shared how Mark Hamill’s legendary character will make Rey capable enough to battle it out with the dark side, such as through one-on-one training, in “Star Wars: Episode 8.” However, the new theory does not refer to a father-daughter relationship; rather, Rey is deemed as Luke’s female clone.

Looking back to “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” fans can remember Darth Vader cutting off Luke’s hand using a lightsaber. What remains unclear is whether the DNA from Luke’s hand was taken and used into the creation of a clone, particularly in the form of Rey. Therefore, it could be a possibility that “Star Wars: Episode 8” will show Luke and Rey not as a father-daughter pair but as characters merely sharing the same DNA, as pointed out in Polygon.

Furthermore, the appearance of Yoda in "Star Wars: Episode 8" has been widely discussed with the Telegraph reporting that voice actor Frank Oz has remained tight-lipped whether his well-loved character will return, possibly as a flashback. "I feel like I’m a prisoner at war here, and I can only give you my name, rank and serial number," Oz said. "To be true to the people who asked me, and they are kind of my family, I have to say I’ve been asked not to talk about it. I love Yoda. I would be happy to talk to you about it at the time they let me."

As for Rian Johnson, the “Star Wars: Episode 8” director took to Twitter and shared the meaning behind the new movie’s title. While the helmer did not provide details, “The Last Jedi” could suggest the end of the order. With “Star Wars: Episode 8” picking up immediately after “The Force Awakens,” fans can look forward to “The Last Jedi” premiere on Dec. 15, 2017.

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