Star Wars Releases a New Picture of Rey That’s Potentially From ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

The latest Star Wars flick, The Rise of Skywalker, is a few months away. Still, fans are piecing together hints, whether they’re from the D23 Expo’s special look or from the Star Wars Twitter account. Will Rey turn to the dark side in this upcoming movie? What did Star Wars share on their Twitter account? Here’s what we know.

The Star Wars Twitter account shared a picture of Rey

We might be one step closer to the galaxy far, far away. On Sept. 16, Star Wars shared a pictures of their sequel trilogy’s protagonist Rey. This photo showcased the hero in a power stance, with the caption, “something inside me has always been there. But now it’s awake.” Naturally, fans online went crazy.

While some suggest this picture could be a look into the upcoming Star Wars movie, this picture could also be from The Last Jedi. The outfit that Rey wears is the same one from when she’s training with Luke Skywalker on the island. Some fans believe that Rey might be wearing a completely different, dark look in The Rise of Skywalker.

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Daisy Ridley | Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images

What will happen to Rey in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?’

Since Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiered, fans wondered what’s next for the galaxy’s next Jedi master. Thanks to the trailer for the upcoming film, fans caught a few hints regarding Rey’s fate. During an interview with People Magazine, Daisy Ridley elaborated on her character’s relationship with Kylo Ren and how that relationship will change in the upcoming flick.

“What’s fun is what’s been teased so far has confounded the fans because when I’m in the desert is he in the TIE [fighter]?” Daisy Ridley said. “What’s going on? Am I running away? Am I running toward [something]? In the fight, we’re fighting each other… It’s, I think, a very satisfying story. Because also, leaving [The Last Jedi] I was like, ‘Oh I guess we’ve mined that relationship.’ No, no, we’ve mined it some more.”

This complex relationship with the dark side, specifically through Kylo Ren, left fans with one big question: would Rey turn to the dark side? With the D23 Expo’s special look into the upcoming film, a clip of Rey with a red, double-sided lightsaber just opened a whole can of worms.

Will Rey turn to the dark side in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?’

Thanks to this exclusive look from the D23 Expo, it seems like fans have more questions than when they started with. This trailer showed characters like Poe, Finn, Kylo, and the story’s protagonist Rey. Will Rey turn to the dark side? What will Emperor Palpatine’s role be in this upcoming film? Will Kylo Ren turn to the light?

Of course, there are plenty of theories floating around. Some believe that Rey must fight the dark parts of herself, similar to the test Luke faced in Return of the Jedi. Others believe this dark Rey might be the vision Kylo Ren saw when the two touched hands in The Last Jedi. Fans will have to wait until December to learn more.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres in the United States on Dec. 20, 2019.