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.
It’s #ReyDay in this house everyday but let’s take a moment to appreciate all the amazingness to this character. What we’ve seen, what we will see – she’s inspired many, including myself. #TheLastJedi can’t come soon enough! pic.twitter.com/zqxL5wsLow
— christmas eve 🎄 (@skywalker_eve) December 1, 2017
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) December 1, 2017
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) December 1, 2017
— Faith D'Isa (@FaithNoMoar) December 1, 2017
I still cry every time the lightsaber flies into Rey's hand. That would've meant the world to 9 year old me and I'm beyond thrilled that girls now are going to have an amazing female Jedi to look up to. #ReyDay
— rebecca the halls 🎄🏳️🌈 (@orlaisbians) December 1, 2017
— selina (@reysgaIaxies) December 1, 2017
#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.