Of all the many Star Wars questions currently ricocheting off the walls of the Internet, the identity of Rey’s parents continues to fuel heated debate amongst fans of Lucasfilm’s crown jewel.
It’s one that sparked into life soon after The Force Awakens, when J.J. Abrams merely introduced Rey as a Jakku orphan in touch with the Force. One trip to Starkiller Base later, and Daisy Ridley’s heroine was left in the company of a certain Luke Skywalker. And that’s where The Last Jedi begins.
Truth be told, it’s still unclear if the Rian Johnson-directed sequel will herald the answers fans so crave, and though she danced around specifics, Ridley recently admitted to Yahoo! Japan (via Star Wars News Net) that she was “very moved” by the oncoming reveal of Rey’s parentage.
Whatever the answer is, I hope everyone will enjoy that moment. I knew the answer a few years ago, but the story that Rian Johnson created was so wonderful I couldn’t believe it, honestly I was very moved. I think that everyone will be in that moment.
Also of note, the British actress went on to address the overarching story of The Last Jedi, and why it may not be as “black-and-white” as we’ve been led to believe. The Internet tends to deal in binary, of course, but when it comes to characters like Kylo Ren and Rey, it appears as though Rian Johnson and Co. have plenty of secrets in store.
What you should pay attention to is that The Last Jedi is putting out the message that things might not always be so clearly black-and-white. The dividing line between good and evil is becoming more and more ambiguous, and you could say that the relationship between Rey and Kylo symbolizes that. Kylo actually believes that his own actions are correct. What about Rey? Will she make the right choice? Through such multifaceted characters, [the movie] brings out truths that have never been seen before. The ideas that Johnson, the director, has are really amazing!
Rey and the gang will be back on our screens this December, which belongs to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’ll be followed in quick succession by Solo: A Star Wars Story, which was seemingly rebuilt from the ground up soon after the appointment of Ron Howard.