‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens' TV Spot Teases Rey's Relationship to a Central Character in the ‘Star Wars' Universe


The new TV spot for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Every Generation Has a Story," was released via Twitter Sunday afternoon. Though it was the shortest preview yet, it perhaps revealed the most about how some of the new characters are integral to the seventh installment in the series. Lupita Nyong'o's alien character, Maz Kanata, says "I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people. I see your eyes. I know your eyes." According to many fans, it would seem that she is trying to draw a familial connection between Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Daisy Ridley's Rey, something fans have done since before the first movie trailer was released.

As Maz Kanata says the line, "I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people," the trailer zooms in on Ford's face. The camera cuts to Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron and John Boyega's Finn as Maz Kanata intones, "I see your eyes. I know your eyes." Are they two red herrings?

Questions regarding Rey's lineage picked up steam a few days ago when an international trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hit the Internet. In that trailer, Maz Kanata asks Rey, "Who are you?" Rey responds that she's "no one" but goes on to say, "I know all about waiting...for my family."

Might her parents be Han Solo and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher)? So many questions!

There's another popular theory to consider: Given that Kylo Ren is not Adam Driver's character's birth name (it's a title he was given after joining the Knights of Ren), and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" producer Kathleen Kennedy has hinted that twins run in the Skywalker family, he might be another Skywalker-Solo (aka Rey's brother). Meanwhile, Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker has been M.I.A. thus far, leading many fans to believe he, like Kylo Ren, has turned to the Dark Side of the Force.

Director J.J. Abrams has neither confirmed nor denied the speculation, and the cast has remained similarly tight-lipped. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will arrive in theaters Dec. 18.

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