Han Solo might no longer return in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" but it looks like he will still play a major role in the highly anticipated sequel. His death will prove to be Rey's true motivation in facing off against his estranged son Kylo Ren.

The death of Han Solo was certainly the most shocking scene in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", especially for Rey who has grown fond of the former Millennium Falcon captain. Will Daisy Ridley's character be motivated to defeat Ben Solo for killing Han in "Episode VIII"?

Rey's motivation in 'Star Wars 8' revealed

Daisy Ridley recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about how Rey truly feels about Han Solo's death. According to the actress, her character "just doesn't understand Kylo [Ren]" for killing his own father.

"When all she wanted was parents, why would a person who has parents do that?" Ridley said, adding that Rey feels grief as well as anger over the murder. It certainly sounds like Luke Skywalker's new apprentice is now motivated to avenge Han's death in "Star Wars 8".

However, Rey is not the only one affected by the death of General Leia Organa's former beau. The murderer himself might be bothered by his own act of patricide.

Kylo Ren, Chewbacca still dealing with Han Solo's death

Rian Johnson has revealed that the sequel will explore how Kylo Ren truly feels about killing his own father. In addition to that, the "Star Wars 8" director shared that Chewbacca will be motivated to help Rey out now that the Wookie no longer has his best friend. Johnson implied that the young girl is Chewie's "new mission" because " she’s someone that Han, to a certain extent, handed the keys to."

Rey could be the new captain of the Millennium Falcon and she could be heading straight for Kylo Ren as soon as she is ready for another duel in "The Last Jedi".

Hopefully, this means she is also strong enough to help Luke Skywalker when he needs her the most.

Can Rey save Luke Skywalker in 'The Last Jedi'?

Fans are already concerned that something might happen to Luke due to the ominous title of "Episode VIII". Although it might simply mean that Anakin Skywalker's son is the sole Jedi survivor and the main focus of the sequel, some fear it hints at Luke's death.

In addition to that, there are theories that Rey might not be able to save her new master because she will be too busy trying to kill Kylo Ren.

Find out if Rey will defeat Kylo Ren when "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" hits theaters on December 15.