More than a week ago we published a story about an artwork done by Rodel Gonzales which we spotted labeled as “Rey Skywalker”. The artist’s camp recently reached out to us stating that the “Skywalker” in the label was printed by mistake.
According to their official statement sent to us by via e-mail, they said that the “Rey Skywalker” label on the artwork was printed by mistake and that the artwork “is an original study work of the artist and has no official title and only named Rey to identify the character.” They also added that the artist’s work “does not confirm nor influence outcome or history of the movies.” You can read the full statement below.
“We would like to clarify that Mr. Rodel Gonzalez is a Disney Fine Art artist and is no way involved in production, storyline or has prior knowledge towards any Star Wars or Disney film. The alleged “Rey Skywalker” piece was mistakenly labeled by the printer and was corrected immediately. It is unfortunate that the said mistake was deemed as any confirmation of the character’s lineage in the article posted. The said piece is an original study work of the artist and has no official title and only named Rey to identify the character. Mr. Gonzalez does interpretative art for Star Wars which means that it does not necessarily have to be from an exact footage, scene or storyline but used only as an inspiration for his creative freedom thus his work does not confirm nor influence outcome or history of the movies.”