Earlier this month, actor Josh Gad probed Ridley about her character's last name at a Star Wars Celebration panel. "Is your name Rey Skywalker?" Gad joked, then added, "Is your name Rey Kenobi?" The latter question was met with a fierce round of applause from the audience. "That's a popular answer, clearly," said a cheeky Ridley.
But is it more than just speculative? Could it be that Rey, our newest sStar Wars heroine, is actually the granddaughter of Obi-Wan? The evidence certainly stacks up, perhaps more clearly than any other posited option. Let's put on our tinfoil X-Wing helmets and consider the possibility of "Rey Kenobi."