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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

What in the world is up with Rey? That’s been a question on all Star Wars fans’ minds ever since we saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In a film franchise that tends to revolve around the Skywalker clan, it’s been unclear as to whether or not the new trilogy’s leading lady is actually of Skywalker descent, and if she is…which Skywalker? There’s no way it’s a giant coincidence that she happens to be incredibly force sensitive. Whoever she is, her parentage is going to be a big deal. Not just anybody could have such quick mastery of the Force.

However, in a franchise that has a tendency to sort of gloss over big details — and in a franchise where big answers can always be pushed over to the next film — it’s a valid concern that Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the next flick in the franchise, won’t necessarily address that big question.



Well, if you were worried that the film would complete ignore that question, fret not. Speaking with Good Morning America, the movie’s director, Rian Johnson, stated that they would be addressing the question, even if they wouldn’t be answering it.

“It’s something that is absolutely going to be addressed in the movie.”

Perhaps it’s not the answer you’ve been looking for, but it at least lets us know that they’re aware of this question. No, it may not be answered, but at least we know it’ll be addressed. One of the worst things ever would be if they just allowed the films to wrap up without actually giving us any extra insight into her past. In a franchise that loves to just trudge forth into the next big thing, it may not have necessarily been a given that this question would be answer.

We hope that when this question is answered, it goes hand in hand as to why she was able to pick up the Force so well. Rey’s general competence is something that’s raised some eyebrows, and even Hollywood screenwriter Max Landis seems to think that this paints her as a Mary Sue character — or a female character that has no real flaws. Let’s hope that they’ll let us know why, and in many ways, I think that answer is far more important than who her parents are.

Who do you think Rey’s parents are? Let us know in the comments down below!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017!

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SOURCES: Good Morning America (via Twitter)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.