Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters in less than two weeks, and once that’s been well and truly absorbed, fans will be turning their attention to next year’s still untitled follow up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “Episode VIII” will more than likely answer at least some of the questions raised in its predecessor – but it seems one fairly major revelation may have been right under our noses in TFA all along: the identities of Rey’s mother and father.
During an interview with Time Out, actress Daisy Ridley definitely seems to suggest that, in her mind at least, the mystery behind Rey’s true parentage was addressed in J.J. Abrams’ film:
I thought a lot was answered in The Force Awakens. Then after the screening I went for a drink with my agent and everyone, and we were chatting away and I realized that oh, in their minds it’s not answered at all!
I think curiosity is a wonderful thing and I do find it quite funny that people keep asking about it. Just yesterday a guy asked to take a picture with me, and went ‘Is Luke your Dad’? And I was like, ‘chill out, you’ll see’!
Does this mean that one of the many fan theories doing the rounds is correct? The movie certainly doesn’t provide any definitive answers about Rey’s folks, so there aren’t really any other possibilities – unless it’s something audiences missed completely, of course.
Tell us, do you have any idea what Ridley is referring to here? Before you rush off to have another look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, let us know if you have any theories of your own in the comments section below.
Source: Time Out