To know whether her character will be a new Star Wars staple, don't forget to check out The Last Jedi on December 15, 2018. Daisy Ridley seemed to confirm this herself, mentioning in the panel preceding the trailer release at Star Wars Celebration that her relationship with Luke will not go the way that people - or Rey herself - may suspect, hinting at a tension between the two. At the end, Luke has a foreboding message: "It's time for the Jedi to end".
After failing at starting a new Jedi Order, Luke notoriously went into hiding, and Star Wars fans were left with questions about what he's been up to since. "So he's in recovery, but he'll definitely be back in 'The Last Jedi, ' and he's not playing this time".
Johnson said she's a hero in the style of Luke in 1977's A New Hope - someone who isn't necessarily looking to be a hero, but who is pulled into the adventure in a big way. It seems clear that while Rey might have had a clearer sense of who she is as a person prior to this next film that she now finds herself in some kind of flux.
Director Rian Johnson was on hand alongside Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy to introduce the trailer.
Call back to the opening of the Force Awakens trailer with an out of breath Rey opening it? She said the film will go "deep" into Rey's story and reveal how it can be hard meeting your heroes - presumably alluding to a cranky Skywalker. Some shots in the trailer also suggested Skywalker training Rey on the island. If you recall, Finn helped form the plan to destroy Starkiller Base in The Force Awakens.
"A mythical place you heard about, to actually set up camp there and come into work everyday - it added to this magical experience". "They may not be what you expect", said Ridley to knowing groans in the crowd.