Update (June 20, 2016): Mr_Ghostface_Lives has suddenly backtracked from his assertions and deleted his posts. See the latest news here.
About a week ago, noted IMDB user Mr_Ghostface_Lives came out with the sensational statement that Luke isn’t Rey’s father, and Leia will be using the Force in Star Wars Episode VIII before “being written out”.
A few hours ago, Mr_Ghostface_Lives seemed to backtrack from the former claim:
I just realised that there may be some misinterpretation of the material I read – remember I read it out of context and in pieces. The Leia using the Force stuff is 100% on the money, and I’m confident that will make the final cut, but the parentage of Rey… I just realised that it’s possible she may yet be Luke’s daughter, but he isn’t aware of it. There is no family “reunion” in the first half of the script and he doesn’t know her, but I just realised the possibility that he either didn’t know he’d fathered anyone, or didn’t know she’d survived some past incident. So, maybe there is a revelation later that I haven’t seen.
However, that said, I have to go back to what we know from TFA:
Rey can remember being abandoned on Jakku, so wouldn’t she remember if the father who raised her was Luke Skywalker? She also doesn’t have any memory of Luke, the Force or any Jedi training. So that pretty much makes her having been one of the new Jedi that Luke trained and Ben slaughtered virtually impossible. She has heard of Luke in myth and story only. If there’s a later reveal, I’m pretty certain neither of them are aware of it. I’m guessing that’s what Maz is for…
In short, he claims that:
- His information comes from a written source, such as a script
- He was only able to read it partially “in bits and pieces”, specifically the first half
- He admits there may yet be revelations waiting in the other parts of the film
He also addressed a past claim that casts doubts on his credibility, and doubled down on the assertion that Leia WILL use the Force:
I said Finn was Lando’s son? I certainly don’t recall that, as I never heard that as anything but a rumour. Indeed I was not lying about the sets at Pinewood, and I’m not lying about Leia using the Force and then pretty much disappearing from the story. I could say how she uses it etc but I don’t want to give such specific spoilers. I’d much rather fuel people’s anticipation.
The “Finn is Lando’s son” are claims he made back in 2014 before The Force Awakens. You can see the full history of Mr_Ghostface_Lives’ claims here.
Finally, to leave you with a nugget, Mr_Ghostface_Lives replied to another IMDB thread entitled “I really hope there is a major twist in this film”:
Isn’t that the manoeuvre the Falcon made when setting record time for the Kessel Run?
Wait, no, it isn’t.
And Rey won’t turn bad.
You sure about that?
Make sure to check out another alleged leaker: Ky10Rey and his Jedi History lesson!