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:
However, Pablo Hidalgo, Lucasfilm story group's creative executive says otherwise with this tweet:
Because there seems to be a lot of questions going around: This is the ship design that Rey sees leaving Jakku. pic.twitter.com/DsydJMMvenApril 11, 2016
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:
@mrs_moog Oh, I know. But that's not for me to tell and Twitter isn't the place for it anyhow.April 11, 2016
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.