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Daisy Ridley’s Reaction to Her Last Day of Filming Star Wars Is Extremely Relatable

Except the "starring in Star Wars" part.

It isn't going to be easy saying goodbye to Rey. She's a character I love very much and her strength and abilities are things that have been refreshing to see but I can't wait to see what Daisy Ridley does after her Star Wars career has come to an end. 

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Daisy Ridley Hints We’ll Know More About Rey’s Parents in The Rise of Skywalker and I’m Tired

I wish for the discourse to go away.

At one point in time, I deeply cared about who Rey's parents were. I had theories. Multiple theories, to be exact. Then, Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out and I stopped caring, because Rian Johnson answered the question and because the fandom had made me thoroughly not care.

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We Have So Many Questions About the “Epic” Lightsaber Battle Daisy Ridley Teased Between Rey and Kylo Ren

Finish him!!!

It isn't much of a spoiler to say that yes, Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) will face off against one another in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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Who’s Who in Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Park

From Rey to Hondo Ohnaka.

Here's your complete guide to everyone you can meet or see at Galaxy's Edge, from the familiar to the new. 

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It Might Be Time to Stop the Wild Rey Parentage Rumors for The Rise of Skywalker

Let it die.

My first reaction to the news was not panic that it could be true, or to take to social media to scream about character assassination. It was a lengthy sigh of "When will the parentage discourse just die?"

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Seriously, Who Didn’t Cry Over Leia Organa in the Star Wars Trailer?

J.J. Abrams talked about how they worked with unused footage from The Force Awakens to bring Carrie, and Leia, into The Rise of Skywalker, and then we all fell apart when we saw her hug Rey in the trailer.

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Waffle House’s Twitter Account Apparently Ships Rey/Kylo Ren from Star Wars

File under sentences I never expected to type but hey, it's 2018, I shouldn't be surprised: Waffle House would seem to ship Reylo.

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This Latest Star Wars “Leak” Proves We Need To Stop Trying To Make Rey’s Parents Happen

They're never going to happen.

Why would they build up to this big reveal that she actually was from nowhere, born of parents of no note, only to reveal in the next film that Kylo had been lying? It would be a mystery box in a mystery box and too much for the franchise.

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Things We Saw Today: You’d Think People Would Have Let Go of This Rey’s Parents Thing but Life Finds a Way

There's a new fan theory about who could be Rey's parents—two characters that we already know.

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Ship Wars: Why Rey and Kylo Ren Would Never Work Out

And not just because she's already shut it down

Star Wars ships. Inevitably, someone dies, someone's related to the other person, or they break up because their child decides to go be a space fascist. It's never a good time to fall in love while fighting a rebellion in space.

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Things We Saw Today: Have You Seen These Awesome Star Wars Rey Scavenger Boots?

I'm not a cosplayer, so I'm not generally in the market for screen-accurate costume pieces as such. However, I am a geek, and I do love fashion that recalls a character in a TV show or film without being too obvious about it. The Rey-inspired Scavenger boots from Po-Zu’s officially licensed Star Wars shoe collection are totally my jam.

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Why Are We So Obsessed With Giving Rey a “Relevant Lineage” in Star Wars?

Earlier this week, Simon Pegg (no doubt inadvertently) generated a lot of headlines when he implied on a podcast that director J.J. Abrams might've wanted to go a different direction with Rey's parentage than what we saw from Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.

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Finn x Rey Is Back on Schedule for Star Wars Episode IX

Space BFFs are back in business.

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Here, Your Friday Was Missing the Throne Room Fight From Last Jedi Set to All the Best Music

"Don't you know that you're toxic?"

John Williams's epic score does a lot to make Star Wars what it is, and that's no different with the most recent addition to the franchise, The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson even shared a video of Williams doing his thing, but what would the movie be like with some ... different musical stylings? The perfect Friday Twitter thread has us covered.

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Rian Johnson Explains Why the Reveal of Rey’s Parents Was Crucial

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson spent a lot of time considering the hot-button question of Rey's parentage.

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Rian Johnson Says That Rey’s Heritage Is “Still Open” but We Are Fine With Closing the Door

One of the biggest fan theory debates between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi was the identity of Rey's parents. The loss of them was shown to be a traumatic experience, and part of the reason she was still on Jakku was that she was waiting for them to return. Because of this, fans took that to mean that Rey was a secret Skywalker or Solo or Kenobi, especially with Kylo Ren/Ben Solo being the villain. And they had reasons to think that was at least possible.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Ushers in the Future of Storytelling

Now, I’m not here to say The Last Jedi was a perfect movie. It certainly was not, but it was a fantastic movie that will mark a turning point in how future Star Wars movies will be shaped—which will, in its way, shape the future of sci-si film in general.

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The Treatment of POC & Women in The Last Jedi

A lot of criticism and praise has been flung both ways when it comes to The Last Jedi. I personally loved the movie, and while I am open to hearing other people's opinions, some of the backlash has been, for a lack of a better word, extra, from alt-right groups wanting to bash the movie because of too many brown people and too many women in charge in their space films. Yet, I think it is unfair to lump all criticism as just the rantings of white dudes.

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We Need to Talk About the Backlash Against Rey (Again), and Why She’s Awesome

Now that many Star Wars fans have seen The Last Jedi, it's time for everyone to weigh in on what they think of Rey's development at this point in the franchise. Some, like Daisy Ridley, see her as a heroine who is all the more important because she is an average person upon whom greatness is thrust. Others, from the sexist, whiny fanboy contingent of Star Wars fandom, see her as everything they hate about the current crop of Star Wars films. Le sigh.

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Review: The Last Jedi Is Beautiful, Overstuffed, Action-Packed, and It Will Make You Cry

4.5 out of 5 blue lightsabers.

It's hard to know where to start reviewing The Last Jedi, because so much happens in this movie that I have whiplash. But I'm happy about it. The Mary Sue's spoiler-free review, ahead.

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