Star Wars: The Last Jedi will finally reveal who Rey's family is.
Rey (Daisy Ridley) was introduced as one of the main characters of the franchise in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Later on in the movie we discover that the character, who has somewhat of a parallel with Luke Skywalker's journey, is in fact Force-sensitive. By the end of it we see that she has found Luke, and we assume she is now going to start her training in the full use of her new found powers.
Fans have been speculating about the origins of Rey since the The Force Awakens premiered. The only clues we got is a glimpse of her being left as a child in Jakku within a vision, and she also told former Stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) that she never knew who her parents were and that she was still waiting for them.
But of course her being Force-sensitive points that her lineage may possibly have Jedi (or maybe Sith blood). Some have pointed out that she might be Luke's child, or Kylo Ren's sister, some even went so far as to say that she might be Obi Wan's daughter.
Of course we will never truly know who Rey's parents are until The Last Jedi comes out. But the film's writer and director, Rian Johnson did weigh in on how Rey's past will affect both the character and the story.
"To me, it's important insofar as it's important to her," he said "And I think it's important to her in terms of what is her place in all of this?"
"You can be told ('the answer is not in the past'), but I think she still has a lingering hope that she's going to find the thing that's going to say: This is where you belong." he went on to explain, "This is where you are. I think she still holds onto the thought that where she comes from will help define where she's going."
Will The Last Jedi reveal that Rey isn't related to a main character?
Daisy Ridley also said that her character's lineage won't change who she is deep down. “You can always look for answers and that doesn’t mean that the rest of your life is so easy. It’s not like, oh, I know who my parents are so now everything falls into shape, especially in the Star Wars world,” she says, then she adds “Yes, it would potentially change her mind, or at least give her a little bit more peace in moving forward. But ultimately what’s coming is coming, and whatever abilities she has are there. So, personally, I think it’s less important than even she may think.”
So it apparently won't be as significant as Darth Vader's momentous reveal at the end of Empire Strikes Back. Is this a hint that she may not have blood ties with any of the other main characters?
We'll just have to wait and see when Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiers on December 15.
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