The Last Jedi – Rian Johnson On The Silliest Rey Origin Possibilities

SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Last Jedi ahead! You’ve been warned!

One of the most interesting developments in The Last Jedi is the reveal of Rey’s parents. No, she isn’t a lost Skywalker, Kenobi, or Palpatine,  just the daughter of junkers who traded her for drinking money. Or at least, this is what are led to believe in this film, whether it turns out to be true or not in Episode IX.

Half of the fun leading up to The Last Jedi was speculating on the origin of Rey and Supreme Leader Snoke, but in the end, neither mattered. Thus the great divide began between Star Wars fans, those demanding answers, and those totally content with Rey and Snoke’s origins being unimportant (I fall into the latter camp).

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Ahead of an upcoming interview with The /Filmcast, /Film has revealed that writer/director Rian Johnson had a document called “The Big Ass Document,” where he tried to organize his thought process, including an entire list of possibilities for Rey’s origin. Johnson shares two of his own theories that the director considered to be the most ridiculous:

“I honestly listed everything I could think of, even awful possibilities where I said, ‘This is not what we’re going to do.’ I mean the less silly one was, ‘Is she a clone?’ Anything that’s a theory on Reddit now I guarantee was listed on that document.”

“The silliest one was, ‘Is she a robot?’ Okay, we’ve seen a biomechanical realistic flesh hand on Luke, could the technology have advanced significantly in the 30 years, and then I just started laughing. Look forward to the ‘Rey was almost a robot headlines.'”

“Rey Was Almost A robot!”… is not the headline of this article.

Do you like either of Johnson’s most ridiculous ideas for Rey’s origin? I assume there are some of you who would have preferred it to what you got. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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