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Episode VIII - New Female Lead

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by Braktastic, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. Braktastic

    Braktastic Rebelscum

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    Are villains typically considered leads? I don't think so.

    Anyway, here's my theory regarding this, I know its been floated before, but I really think it has legs. I like to call it:

    Daisy Ridley Can Do Bad All by Herself

    So you know there was talk about a new female sith:

    http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2015/06/rumor-early-details-about-episode-viii.html

    And now there's rumors of three actresses up for a female lead role:

    http://makingstarwars.net/2015/09/three-women-up-for-roles-in-star-wars-episode-viii/

    I believe Rey turns to the darkside, Finn has to help her turn back, and one of these three ladies is going to be there to help him.
     
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    powerup1 Clone Commander

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    This could be an indicator that Rey and Finn are related to each other.
     
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    duckface Rebel Official

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    That's an interesting theory...

    I remember the rumor that Luke was now evil, and that he would turn "Kira" made me very sad. If that happens in the actual movie I'll be heartbroken!
     
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    This would make for interesting story telling.

    That said, I would consider this:
    • Rey is a slightly bigger bet for a character in StarWars: it appears they are looking for a franchise female heroine, and her character being morally ambiguous could make achieving this goal problematic. (since previous heroines have all been supporting characters)
    • For a mass audience, they've taken more incremental steps to showing someone being attracted to the dark side before being confronted with the "choice"... (Luke wearing black, choking Jabba's guards; Anakin using Padme as bait, and showing inability to control his rage).

    I think showing Rey confronting the choice of going to the dark side could be interesting.

    I also think that Kylo will be the one to tell the story of a "fall from grace" and be the mirror of Rey: he made the choice to pursue the dark side, and Rey didn't. And their futures are to show the outcome of those past decisions side-by-side. (Hinted by recent revelation that Kylo has a line in the movie “Is it true? You’re just a scavenger?” most certainly directed at Rey, almost mocking her current path)
     
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