The mirror scene is referring to a rather strange sequence in the The Last Jedi. Rey enters a cave on Luke Skywalker’s island to learn about her heritage. One of the biggest mysteries of the new movies was Rey’s parents, and this scene appeared to be leading to some kind of reveal. In the cave, we see mirror versions of Rey saying, “Let me see them, my parents, please.” Rey touches the cave wall, and we see a shadow do the same, seemingly her parent. But, the shadow reveals itself to be Rey, thus the mystery remained at the moment.
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The Star Wars Report posted an image on Twitter showing the Rey cosplayers posing for the scene. The image has quickly gained popularity, with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson himself tweeting, “So cool!” in response.
Although the mirror scene didn’t end up revealing who Rey’s parents were, a later scene seemingly did. Toward the climax of The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren tells Rey that her parents were nobody notable, and that she was abandoned for money. This was controversial with fans, as Rey’s heritage was a big talking point among the continuity. Interestingly, JJ Abrams recently said that there’s more to Rey’s parents than what Kylo Ren revealed.
Not only was there a lot of well done cosplaying at Star Wars Celebration, but new information regarding Episode IX was unveiled as well. Last week, LucasFilm premiered the movie’s first trailer, revealing interesting details and the official title. The Rise of Skywalker brings the saga to an end, according to the trailer. A mysterious laugh was heard at the end, with many theorizing the return of Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Indeed, JJ Abrams confirmed that Palpatine was indeed returning.
The Last Jedi proved divisive among fans. However one feels about the decisions made regarding the story, one cannot deny that the series has gone into some unique directions. Interestingly, The Rise of Skywalker seems to be answering some fan complaints about the previous movie. Fans would argue that Luke’s legacy was tarnished in The Last Jedi, but this film is calling itself “Rise.” It sounds like Rey’s heritage will be expanded upon, and the Emperor is returning to close out the story. Everything so far is pointing to The Rise of Skywalker being a satisfying conclusion to the series that began with 1977’s A New Hope.
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