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The Identity of Rey’s Parents is Still Open for STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is another huge hit for the franchise, but it hasn’t passed by without sparking some massive debates among fans. In particular, there seems to be a lot of disappointment that the mysteries of Rey didn’t “go the way you think.” Instead of confirming that Rey is the daughter of Luke Skywalker or Kylo Ren‘s secret sister, the movie told us that Rey’s parents were no one of any significance…or so we thought. Today’s Nerdist News is casting some doubt on that revelation and what it may mean for Star Wars: Episode IX.

Join host and the galaxy’s top Porg wrangler, Jessica Chobot, as she examines some recent remarks by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. During an interview with The Huffington Post, Johnson said “Anything’s still open, and I’m not writing the next film. J.J. Abrams and Chris [Terrio] are doing it. I was very thankful there was no slip of paper that was handed to me that said Rey’s parents are so and so.” However, in previous interviews, Johnson was adamant that Kylo Ren wasn’t lying to Rey when he told her that her parents were junkers who sold her and abandoned her.

How could Episode IX walk back that revelation if Kylo was telling the truth? Well, this franchise has always played with the idea of the truth, “from a certain point of view.” We can safely assume that Johnson decided that Rey’s parents would be nobodies because it served as one of the more shocking moments in The Last Jedi. Abrams could decide that it would make for a stronger conclusion if Rey’s parents do have ties to major characters…while still being junkers who didn’t raise her.

Do you want Episode IX to give Rey a more distinct Star Wars lineage or should her origin remain intact? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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