The shocking revelation that Rey Skywalker (Daisy Ridley) was actually a descendant of Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) stunned fans. To make things even more devastating, The Rise of Skywalker ended the Skywalker lineage with the death of Ben Solo (Adam Driver) when he sacrificed himself to bring Rey back to life. Since then, fans have been wondering if the Skywalker gene will ever actually come back. The latest issue of the Star Wars: Darth Vader comic book points out that Rey has always been a Skywalker.
The comic, which closed this week, ended with a recording of Darth Vader exploring Exogol in an attempt to uncover Palpatine’s secrets.
The story takes place after The Empire Strikes Back but before Return of the Jedi, so Darth Vader was still serving Palpatine at the time.
Exogol is the planet where the Emperor was resurrected in The Rise of Skywalker, as well as where the villain housed his Snoke clones.
The last panel of the comic showed Darth Vader discovering a hand floating in liquid.
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While it hasn’t been confirmed, this hand is likely Luke’s hand from when his father cut it off in The Empire Strikes Back.
The presence of Luke’s hand says a lot about the sequel trilogy and may hold secrets to Rey’s origins.
The Jedi warrior came into being after Palpatine fathered a clone daughter, who gave birth to Rey before hiding her.
However, the various failed versions of Snoke seen throughout Exogol prove that his attempts to clone himself didn’t go perfectly.
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Therefore, the presence of Luke’s hand could mean that Palpatine will instead clone the Skywalker DNA, create his daughter and, in turn, Rey.
If so, the Skywalker line isn’t really over yet.
Rey himself may already have some of this information.
If she knew the hand, that would explain why she declared herself as Skywalker at the end of The Rise of Skywalker.
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According to alleged leaks, Rey will be returning in upcoming Star Wars Disney Plus shows in the coming years.
YouTuber Mike Zeroh recently claimed that Rey will give birth to a son, Cade Skywalker, who will become the most powerful Jedi in the universe.
Some further news on the next step in the Star Wars universe is expected to coincide with the annual May The Fourth Be With You next week.
To celebrate this event, Disney Plus has honored the “creativity and artistry” of the Star Wars community by featuring a number of original commissioned artwork on the front page of the streaming site.
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Lucasfilm and Disney Plus teamed up with an artist for each movie in the nine-movie saga, creating unique pieces for each adventure. One work of art will be posted per day until May 4.
Jerrell B Himerson, Executive Vice President of Products and Design at Disney Plus, said, “We constantly challenge ourselves to create experiences that engage fans more deeply and creatively with the Disney Plus user interface.
“Every time they open the app, we want viewers to feel like they are entering a truly unique Disney experience. For May 4 this year, we teamed up with Lucasfilm to celebrate the fans who made this day possible by showcasing multiple impressive fan art from the Star Wars community on Disney Plus. “
The Star Wars saga is now available on Disney Plus.
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