Having carved out a deliberate, almost solitary existence as a kind of intergalactic scrap dealer on the far-off desert world of Jakku, the enigmatic Rey, with her newly acquired, soon trusty droid BB-8, are quickly caught up in tumultuous galactic events that will see her finding new friends and bringing out prior dormant physical skills and strengths potentially linked to an all-powerful energy field surrounding and binding the universe.
Note the top of Rey's fighting pike- it looks almost like one half of Darth Maul's lightsaber-perhaps the stick has been cannibalised from one of those ancient weapons. Or does the staff actually contain a surprise lightsaber- one perhaps specifically tailored for Rey's future use?
There's also been a lot of worldwide chatter as to whether Rey is the child of Han Solo and Leia Organa. In fact, I think there's been some deliberate smoke screening and misdirection currently being done by LUCASFILM. AFICIONADO is under the impression that Rey is likely the daughter of Luke Skywalker, of which shattering past events have seen her become a pariah or secret to her family, in a new spin on the way that Luke was taken away to Tatooine for safety reasons in the original STAR WARS.
|Rey's full desert costume, as seen at CELEBRATION 2015. Image: Curtis Reynolds.|