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Rey from The Last Jedi – #ReyDay

With just two weeks away until its debut, the hype is real for the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And what better way to celebrate the upcoming movie with the return of #ReyDay to celebrate the heroine we have all come to know and love since her debut.

Today Star Wars announced on Twitter that it was officially #ReyDay and there was much encouragement to tweet out about Rey along with the Last Jedi movie. Given the character’s strong appeal to audience members everywhere, there were plenty of lovely and creative responses to the hashtag. We’ve taken the opportunity to gather some up for you all to view below.

 

#ReyDay is a celebration of one of the most pivotal characters to have graced the Star Wars Cinematic Universe since the original trilogy. When Rey was first shown in trailers, I remember the reactions. We finally had a new strong female outside of Leia Organa to add to the lexicon.

Nothing against Padme Amidala, who was my first Star Wars female lead character to look up to, but Rey represented something different for many of us who needed a different kind of female representation. For me, she was someone who was scrappy and solitary, but wasn’t connected to any men in a romantic way.  She was a survivor. That was just something new. The fact that she could handle The Force was irrelevant to me, though that was pretty awesome.

Today we celebrate Rey and look forward to what the powers-of-be have in store for her in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

 

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she’s not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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