Since Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in December 2015, fans have been theorizing about Rey’s parentage and family history — a big theory being that Rey is related to Obi-Wan Kenobi, and that she might just be his granddaughter.
It’s interesting, then, that Mark Hamill should bring up the mentor to his character — none other than Luke Skywalker — a number of times in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Hamill spoke of the investment that Obi-Wan had in Luke, and how Luke similarly invested so much in Kylo Ren.
But that, of course, didn’t work out too well.
“That’s the primary obstacle he has to rejoining the world and his place in the Jedi hierarchy, you know? It’s that guilt, that feeling that it’s his fault, that he didn’t detect the darkness in him until it was too late.”
He also spoke about how Luke probably wishes he could be the person that Obi-Wan believed he could be.
For what it’s worth, we think that he can!
We don’t have a doubt about that.
Now, there’s nothing concrete here to suggest that Obi-Wan is in fact related to Rey. But this could add fuel to that fire, right? You know, since Obi-Wan is still at the forefront of Hamill’s — and Luke’s! — mind, and is clearly still important in some capacity.
At the very least, this could suggest that Obi-Wan has some sort of big role, possibly as an influence or inspiration, for Luke and Rey. In any case, we think it’s safe to say yes, he’ll have some sort of presence.
But we’ll find out what the deal is with Obi-Wan when Star Wars: The Last Jedi lands in theaters on December 15th. And in the meantime, we’ll continue to theorize…