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That's not Luke's ship dropping Rey off in Star Wars The Force Awakens

One of LucasFilm's top story guys seems to have shot down the rumour that Luke could be Rey's father in Star Wars The Force Awakens. Or at least the chance that was him dropping her off on Jakku, as seen in her Force vision after touching Luke's lightsaber for the first time.

The idea picked up some weight online when people decided the ship as it appears in Rey's vision was a dead ringer for the shuttle Luke used in the comics. So, film:

And comic:

However, Pablo Hidalgo, Lucasfilm story group's creative executive says otherwise with this tweet:

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That's definitely not Luke's shuttle then. While that doesn't really mean Luke can't have used another ship, or got someone else to do the school run, the message from Hidalgo does seems to be 'not Luke.'

And, just to further stoke the fan fires, Hidalgo also tweeted this answer:

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Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Benicio del Toro, Star Wars: Episode VIII opens in cinemas on December 15, 2017.

Images: Disney/Lucasfilm/Marvel

Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.