A new Star Wars 9 (opens in new tab) image has been revealed by the official Star Wars Twitter account. Showing Rey in her Last Jedi get-up with her blue lightsaber at her side, the Jedi-in-training looks every bit ready to take down whatever is facing her, even if the unseen opponent is tantalisingly out-of-shot.
The image, which looks like it comes during the sequence involving Rey leaping over an on-rushing TIE Fighter in the first Rise of Skywalker trailer (opens in new tab) from April, includes the caption “Something inside me has always been there. But now it’s awake.” Check it out for yourself below.
"Something inside me has always been there. But now it's awake." pic.twitter.com/RGQ3qywzLmSeptember 16, 2019
The fresh reveal comes as murmurs have just about died down about Rey’s recent appearance in the Star Wars 9 D23 footage, complete with a hood and red lightsaber (opens in new tab). There, she looks every inch the brooding, sneering Sith, though it hasn’t been confirmed yet whether it’s the real deal or merely a vision.
For now, Rey is presented as the hero of the piece, even if her lightsaber stance looks more liable to scorch the back of her legs than make mincemeat out of any foes.
Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, has also promised that we’ll finally get the answer (opens in new tab) to the big question on everyone’s mind pre-Rise of Skywalker: who are Rey’s parents? Kylo Ren seemingly answered it in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (opens in new tab) – they were, supposedly, no one important – though Ridley said in a recent interview, “at the end of the film, you know what the dealio is.”
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