Whether you liked or hated Star Wars The Last Jedi, you can’t deny that there were some very interesting moments and scenes. One of them concerned Rey’s “training” at the hands of Luke Skywalker. Early on, she sensed a place of great darkness on the island of Ach-To. This “black cave” was later visited by Rey later on as she tried to search for an answer to who she was.
Since there was a bit of confusion as to what the purpose of the cave was outside of the obvious, Director Rian Johnson took time to explain it all:
“Well, the idea that this natural place reflected […] The idea that if there’s a Jedi Temple up top, the light, it has to be balanced by a place of great darkness. We’re drawing a very obvious connection to Luke’s training and to Dagobah here, obviously. And so the idea was if the up top is the light, down underneath is the darkness. And she descends down into there and has to see, just like Luke did in the cave, her greatest fear. And her greatest fear is [that], in the search for identity, she has nobody but herself to rely on,” Johnson said to SlashFilm.
She did find an “answer” to her question, but it’s one that fans can’t tell if its actually true or not. Either way, it was a very interesting scene. The Last Jedi is in theaters now.