The INSIDER Summary:
- Rey’s “Force vision” scene from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” contains a lot of hard-to-hear dialogue from previous movies.
- A new book confirms even more dialogue than fans previously thought may be contained in the scene.
- There are a few more lines from Obi-Wan Kenobi and Emperor Palpatine which don’t appear on screen when watching the film with subtitles.
- INSIDER broke down where you can find all of the dialogue. It may give added hints about Kylo and Rey’s dark past.
One of the most-talked about scenes from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was Rey’s mysterious vision.
When Rey (Daisy Ridley) went to the basement in Maz Kanata’s palace, she stumbled upon Luke Skywalker’s old lightsaber, which was thought to have been lost forever in “Episode V.” When she touched it, a flurry of visions and voices flooded her senses.
The “Force vision” revealed some parts of Rey’s mysterious past and hints at what Kylo Ren and Luke were up to, but it left a lot open-ended.
We previously broke down Rey’s vision ahead of the Blu-ray release of the film in 2016 when we could watch the scene with subtitles, but a new book released July 25, revealed even more dialogue that doesn’t pop up on screen while watching the film and that’s nearly impossible to hear without someone pointing it out.
Tim Leong put together a must-see visual breakdown of Rey’s vision in his new book “Star Wars Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away.”
Leong’s breakdown, which INSIDER was told was verified by Lucasfilm, details a few lines from Obi-Wan Kenobi you may have missed and another from Emperor Palpatine we hadn’t heard before. It also confirms Luke and R2-D2 are outside a temple set aflame. That’s something we think we may see more of in “Episode VIII.”
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Here’s all of the dialogue together for easy reading. We’ve added the time stamp from the movie for you to listen closely to if you give the scene another watch. The only one we haven’t been able to discern is a line from Obi-Wan Kenobi.
[1:05:44] Young Rey: “Noooo!”
[1:05:46] Yoda [“Empire Strikes Back”]: “It’s energy…
[1:05:51] Luke Skywalker [“Empire Strikes Back”]: “Noooo!”
[1:05:52] Yoda: ” …surrounds us, and binds us.”
[1:05:59] Old Obi-Wan Kenobi [“Empire Strikes Back”]: “You will be tempted…”
Old Obi-Wan [Empire Strikes Back”]: “…But you cannot control it.”
[1:06:03] Yoda: “Surrounds us.”
[1:06:04] Old Obi-Wan [“A New Hope”]: The Force will be…
[1:06:13] Chancellor Palpatine [“Revenge of the Sith”]: “Any Jedi…”
[1:06:14] Young Rey: “Noooo!”
Obi-Wan [“Empire Strikes Back”]: “You will do it…”
[1:06:16] Young Rey: “Come back!”
[1:06:18] Unkar: “Quiet, girl.”
[1:06:20] Young Rey: “Noooo!”
[1:06:25] Old Obi-Wan: “Rey?”
[1:06:31] Young Obi-Wan: “These are your first steps.”
Let’s break a few of these lines down.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s “You will be tempted” line
In “The Force Awakens” Kenobi says, “You will be tempted … but you cannot control it.” In “Empire Strikes Back,” Kenobi says these words to a young Luke Skywalker who wants to go after and save his friends Han and Leia from Darth Vader. “Star Wars” fans will notice the words are said in a different order.
Here’s the full line from “Empire”:
“But you cannot control it. This is a dangerous time for you, when you will be tempted by the Dark Side of the Force.”
“The Force Awakens” flips his line of dialogue around and inserts the line over a scene of Kylo with the Knights of Ren, suggesting that he has been tempted by the Dark Side. Unlike Luke, he was successfully seduced to the Dark Side.
Chancellor Palpatine’s “Any Jedi” line is from a scene with Kylo’s grandfather Anakin Skywalker.
The Chancellor Palpatine line is from “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith” before he was physically transformed into the Emperor. He says it during a pivotal moment with Anakin Skywalker when he reveals he’s the Emperor. He attempts to sway Anakin to the Dark Side of the Force by telling him he can be better and more powerful than any Jedi.
Here’s the line:
“Be careful of the Jedi, Anakin. Only through me can you achieve a power greater than any Jedi. Learn to use the Dark Side of the Force and you will be able to save your wife from certain death.”
The line was used to prey upon Anakin’s weakness — his love for Padmé. The “Any Jedi’ line of dialogue plays in “The Force Awakens” as Kylo Ren starts walking toward a young Rey and suggests that he could have been swayed to the Dark Side of the Force in a similar way to his grandfather.
Hints at Kylo’s relationship with Rey
Another interesting bit in the breakdown is the scene description for Kylo Ren. It reads, “A warrior is above Rey. The clan leader is impaled by Kylo Ren.”
The note implies Kylo Ren saved a young Rey. Was he saving her from someone who was killing young Jedi in training? Possibly. Is he the one who then dropped her off on Jakku to live out the rest of her days? As we know, he seemed familiar with Rey when he heard about her in “The Force Awakens.”
Why is Obi-Wan Kenobi in Rey’s Force vision so much?
We also can’t help but notice Obi-Wan Kenobi speaks six times throughout Rey’s vision. That’s much more than anyone else who appears in her vision. Why is Rey hearing from Obi-Wan Kenobi so much?
We’ll have to wait until “Episode VIII” to possibly learn more, but one big fan theory postulates that Rey could be related to Kenobi. Of course, there are those who believe Rey is a Skywalker as well. (You can go down the “Who is Rey?” rabbit hole here.) There are sound arguments for both sides. We’re sure it’s not pure coincidence that Kenobi’s voice pops up so much in that short sequence and even speaks to Rey directly.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hits theaters December 15, 2017.