SPOILERS ahead from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has only been out for one week, but there’s already been a lot of debate about every angle. One thing fans were obviously left wondering about was the ending. Rey — Rey Skywalker now, by her own choice — and BB-8 ended the Saga on Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine. The final image was a perfect callback to the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, but it left fans asking “What did Rey do next?”
So, now fans are arguing over what Rey did after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Would she have stayed on Tatooine for a long time/forever? Or would she have quickly moved on to return to her friends, having further adventures with her new lightsaber? It’s possible Rise of Skywalker director/co-writer J.J. Abrams will explain what Rey did after the events of the movie, but since it wasn’t shown in the movie it’s not really canon. That left the door open for fan speculation:
Yeah, the idea of Rey being alone has become a point of debate.
While some fans took issue with returning to Tatooine at all, others argued it made sense for Rey to bury the lightsabers there:
One Star Wars fan pointed out that, per the official soundtrack, the track for Rey’s scene on Tatooine is called “A New Home,” which could be interpreted in many ways:
Maybe Rey does stick around and train new Jedis there — including Finn? There were hints that Finn was force-sensitive, and that’s supposedly what Finn wanted to tell Rey in that lingering mystery. Or, you could consider “A New Home” to just be a nice bookend callback to “A New Hope,” with the “Home” Rey chose being a Skywalker rather than a Palpatine.
There are a lot of opinions out there and, when it comes to pure opinion, no one is wrong. What do you imagine Rey did after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? If you’re reading this, it’s too late to say you don’t care.