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Will J.J. Abrams Retcon STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI?

It’s been a few months since Star Wars: The Last Jedi completely destroyed fan theories that Rey was secretly related to the primary characters of the original trilogy. She’s not a Skywalker, or a Solo, or even a Kenobi—she’s simply a young woman whose parents abandoned her on Jakku. But according to Simon Pegg, J.J. Abrams had a very different idea about Rey’s parents in The Force Awakens. Today’s Nerdist News is investigating whether Abrams will go back to his original plans when he closes out the new trilogy with Episode IX.

Join guest host and Rathtar whisperer, Kyle Hill, as he runs a landspeeder over Pegg’s comments. We can probably assume Pegg was joking about his character, Unkar Plutt, being Rey’s father. However, we do take Pegg at his word when he said Abrams had a “relevant lineage” in mind for Rey when he introduced her. Rey’s Force vision in The Force Awakens appears to back up this theory, as we even got a new line from Obi-Wan Kenobi in there.

Considering Rey learned about her parents from Kylo Ren, there’s a ready-made excuse to change the past. Kylo could have easily been lying to Rey in order to win her allegiance. But just because Abrams can retcon The Last Jedi doesn’t mean he will. Abrams has repeatedly said how much he loved the script for The Last Jedi, and it doesn’t sound like he’s upset at all about the change to Rey’s origins.

If we had to place a bet, we’d put money down on Abrams letting the revelation stand in Episode IX. He’s got enough to do while trying to wrap up the Skywalker saga without throwing one more retcon into the mix. But we’ll know for certain when Episode IX arrives in theaters late in 2019.

Do you think Abrams should change Rey’s past to restore the “relevant lineage”? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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