Star Wars has always had an interesting lore and mythology. And of the most interesting aspects of the Star Wars mitos is the lightsaber. If you’re familiar with Star Wars animated series like Rebels and Clone Wars as well as the novels, you’ll know that lightsabers are constructed from Kyber Crystals. When a Padawan is in training, he/she will be taken to a Jedi temple where his/her lightsaber will be constructed. The rule of thumb has always been, “the lightsaber belongs to the person who constructed it.” But this isn’t to say that other people can’t use it. Sounds confusing? Just think of it in Harry Potter terms. “The wand chooses the wizard.” Every witch or wizard has a wand that is perfect for him/her. But, they can still pick up a wand that’s lying on the floor and use it. Maybe it wouldn’t feel right, but it’ll still work.
The blue lightsaber that Rey found in the Maz Kanata’s basement belongs to Anakin Skywalker. It is the saber that he constructed when he was a young Padawan. This lightsaber was then passed on to Luke by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope. It called to Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But based on the rule of thumb, the saber should still officially belong to Anakin Skywalker.
However, it is reported by Vanity Fair that the marketing team of Lucasfilm has officially transferred ownership of the lightsaber from Anakin to Rey. Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive Pablo Hidalgo had this to say:
In general, a lightsaber belongs to the person who constructed it. In The Force Awakens, Maz says that the saber is calling to Rey now. Whether or not it’s literally calling to her to become hers or it’s calling to her because she knows it will be taken back to Luke—we’ll see. Either way, the blade is no longer considered Anakin’s lightsaber by the Lucasfilm marketing department. It has now officially been dubbed Rey’s.
This is interesting. Does this mean that Rey will not actually construct her own lightsaber in the coming movies? Only time will tell.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in Malaysian cinemas on 14 December 2017.