Back in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, we were introduced to young Anakin Skywalker and learned how he was born and able to use The Force. Though not a pleasing result for many fans, we still had an answer. Rey's origin may still be up in the air, but her ability to use The Force has been confirmed.Writer Charles Soule and illustrator Giuseppe Camuncoli give us some insight into Rey's Force-user abilities in the new, tenth issue of the Darth Vader comic series.
Spoiler Alert: If you don't want to know any details about the comic books or any information about the possibilities of what's to come in the saga, then catch up on the story a bit and come back to this article.
In the beginning, a Jedi named Jocasta Nu reveals that the Force continues as long as there is life in the galaxy. She disclosed this information after a fight with Darth Vader when she realizes the Sith Lord is Anakin Skywalker:
"The Force is eternal. It cannot be ended; it cannot be stopped, not so long as life exists. It will find its vessels. It always has - you know this. There are others, waiting out in the galaxy."
This would make sense rewinding to The Phantom Menace when we learned that Anakin's birth was influenced by the midi... you get the point. Users of The Force don't have to come from a long line of Force-wielding Jedis or Sith Lords. The Force simply continues its quest for willing recipients until one is found. Like Anakin, Rey comes from a humble background only to learn the ways of The Force later on.
This would also shed some light on director Rian Johnson's approach to the kids who could seemingly use The Force on Canto Bight during the short sequence at the end when the kid pulls the broom towards him without touching it. Just a thought.
Do you agree with the approach of The Force being able to inhabit anybody it wants? Search your feelings and leave your thoughts in the comments below!