Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens had a few mysteries they floated to the audience. Who is Snoke? Who are Rey’s parents? What side of the Force will Kylo Ren and Rey ultimately fall?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi answered a good chunk of those questions — though not in a way that was satisfactory to many fans, as I’m sure you’re well aware. One answer they gave was that Rey’s parents were…nobody. They were no Skywalker, no Solo, no Erso, no one of any discernible lineage. This was something Kylo Ren said to Rey, though based on the context of the scene, it seemed like she knew the answer all along.
But is this revelation actually true? Many fans hope it’s not, and even composer John Williams doesn’t believe it, as he revealed to KUSC.
“Rey’s parents might be identified to us in the next film.[…]
I don’t believe [what was revealed in The Last Jedi] either. Rey, of course, is played by Daisy Ridley, who I so loved in The Force Awakens. And last year, when [Lucasfilm president] Kathy Kennedy rang me up and said, ‘Would you do the last music for The Last Jedi?’ I said to her, ‘Is Daisy in it?’ and she said yes, so I said yes.”
We’ll have to wait and see if Williams is right. Personally, I don’t think it would be an acceptable thing for them pull a “just kidding” moment on the audience with something this big, but you never know. Johnson was able to pull the rug out from under the entire franchise with some of the stuff he did, so maybe they’d be willing to do it again.
Do you think Rey’s parents are really nobodies? Let us know your thoughts down below!