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The Red Thread of Fate

Why Is Rey Holding a Red Ribbon in the D23 Footage From The Rise of Skywalker?

While everyone was losing their mind over lightsaber duals, a hundred Imperial Star Destroyers, and Dark Rey, an important clue in the D23 Sizzle Reel for The Rise of Skywalker might have slipped past most fans. We’re going to try to figure out that red ribbon Rey is holding, and why it’s showing up all around the new canon. Plus, we’ll talk about some Hot Takes and more. Now that we’ve had a few days to review the D23 Sizzle Reel for The Rise of Skywalker, there’s a sequence within it that might indicate something very important. And even more, it’s connected to an experience at Galaxy’s Edge, and two novels recently released. Get ready, Reylos. We’re about to dig into this.

For more reading on this you can check out Lindsey Romain’s article on where she links to a lot of the early thinkers of this theory the Tatooine Sons discuss!

    • D23 Sizzle Reel – Red Ribbon
      • Reylo’s got pretty excited
        • Why?
    • The Red Thread of Fate
      • What is it?
        • The Red Thread of Fate, also referred to as the Red Thread of Marriage, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red cord around the Finger of those that are destined to meet one another in a certain situation as they are “their true love”.[1] Often, in Japanese and Korean culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger. According to Chinese legend, the deity in charge of “the red thread” is believed to be Yuè Xià Lǎorén, often abbreviated to Yuè Lǎo, the old lunar matchmaker god, who is in charge of marriages. The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmate or a destined partner.
    • Why do Reylo’s connect it to Rey and Kylo Ren?
    • Galaxy’s Edge
      • Batuu thread @TheBlackSpier
        • Last night, I approached the curious scavenger to ask if she was, in fact, Rey from Nowhere.  “I was,” she replied, “Now, I’m Rey from the Resistance.” Charmed. I told her I had just made my first wish on the tree in Savi’s courtyard. She did not know the local custom. A Batuuan nearby overheard, and explained that the ribbon tied in her hair was a fallen wish come true, made by her grandmother on the Wishing Tree. Thinking this beautiful, Rey wanted to make her own wish, but had no scrap of fabric to tie. The Batuuan, without hesitation, offered the Resistance hero the ribbon from her hair. Wish in hand, Rey asked if I would accompany her, to show the way to the Wishing Tree. En route to the courtyard, I worked up the courage to ask about Luke. I told her how inspiring I found his final act on Crait. She said she had not witnessed it, but had felt it in the Force. She also offered that, when first she met him, she was disappointed. I told her that was what I found most inspiring about HER story. That when her mentor failed her, she found strength within herself. She took inspiration from the past without succumbing to its failures, nor letting it die. I could relate. She said his sacrifice was just the Hope the Resistance needed. I agreed. By this time we had arrived at the tree. I showed her my wish, and she found a branch of her own. That night, all the way past the # Galaxy’s Edge, Rey from Nowhere tied her wish tightly to the Batuuan Wishing Tree. A wish for the Resistance. A wish for peace. I told her I hoped it would come true, for all our sakes. Rey thanked me for joining her, and I thanked her for making tonight a special one. She parted with, “May the Force be with you.” Whether my wish falls in my favor, I will carry her words with me for the rest of my days. (Next Day)  I was unsure if the local Batuuans would scrub their sacred Wishing Tree of offworlder’s wishes each night, but as of this morning my wish still hangs…. and so does Rey’s.


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JJ Abrams is talking about Rian Johnson and The Last Jedi. Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni keep hiding more and more easter eggs in The Mandalorian. And could the cave sequence in The Last Jedi hint at Mortis? It’s time for Hot Takes!

  • J.J. Abrams Says ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Didn’t Ruin His Plans for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’
    • There has been a ton of speculation regarding how J.J. Abrams will deal with the story developments from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And for everyone who thought that Abrams had to fix or undo what Rian Johnson did with his Star Wars sequel in order to make the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ending work, think again. In a red carpet interview from The D23 Expo last weekend, J.J. Abrams said, despite what some fans think, The Last Jedi didn’t change anything about the trajectory of the story that the director envisioned when he started working on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Abrams told The Associated Press (via ET Canada): “The story that we’re telling, the story that we started to conceive when we did ‘The Force Awakens,’ was allowed to continue. Episode VIII didn’t really derail anything that we were thinking about.”
  • The Mandalorian Is Bringing a Deep Cut Star Wars Creature Back to Live-Action
    • The more we hear about The Mandalorian, the more it feels like executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni made it their own personal Star Wars playground. Even seeing only a few brief minutes, we already know the show solves the mystery of Willow Hood’s ice cream maker, brings back IG bounty hunter droids in a big way, references the Star Wars Holiday Special, and god knows what else. The latest revelation is that the show will reintroduce another deep cut Star Wars alien. In an interview with MTV News, Favreau confirmed that The Mandalorian will have blurrgs. What are blurrgs? They’re two-legged, big-headed creatures that people ride or use for labor. Kind of like a super ugly horse of the Star Wars universe. Blurrgs first appeared in Ewoks: The Battle of Endor, which is not canon, but Filoni made them canon when he introduced them in The Clone Wars animated series. They’ve also appeared on Star Wars Rebels and in a few video games.
  • The Last Jedi’s  ‘Clone Wars’ Easter Egg May Hint at Rey’s Arc in ‘Star Wars 9’
    • While everyone has been understandably preoccupied with Rey’s vision in the The Last Jedi — what with the “Dark Rey” comparisons, visions of the future, and what it all means — another fan noticed an Easter egg that hasn’t been discussed enough: the hand gestures Rey makes in the vision look eerily similar to those seen on Mortis in the Clone Wars animated series. Redditor u/In_eyes_of_munin posted an image comparing the two and the similarities are really creepy. Rey showcases all three of the gestures and it seems to come naturally to her.

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