Rey (Daisy Ridley) is set to take an even bigger step into the limelight in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," with the protagonist of "The Force Awakens" now teaming with the reclusive Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to learn more about her burgeoning Force powers. In a new photo from the upcoming flick, we see a contemplative Rey prepare for some serious (and solitary) Jedi training.
While we've already seen glimpses of the character in full Jedi mode (clad in a dark, voluminous robe and wielding a lightsaber), this picture -- which debuted on Yahoo! Movies -- takes a step back from that flashy, iconic imagery, instead focusing on Rey as she is now: A singular figure whose life of loneliness compels her to draw upon her own inner strength in order to survive.
Rey and Luke actually have quite a bit in common, with both living large portions of their lives alone (though Luke's isolation is by choice), and both of them a bit shocked by their initial discovery of their Force abilities. Though Rey is the one who needs something from Luke, we have a feeling that the older Jedi will also grow from their encounter.
While this image doesn't necessarily reveal much new, it does have an air of anticipation about it. Like Rey, we're also excited to see what's next.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is due in theaters on December 15.
[via: Yahoo! Movies]
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