The topic of who Rey’s parents are will be further explored in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker according to director J.J. Abrams.
Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, the question of who Rey’s parents are has been a popular one. The Last Jedi seemed to suggest that who her parents are wasn’t important and that their identity was inconsequential, however, this might change a little with The Rise of Skywalker.
J.J. Abrams, director of Episode IX, has revealed to ABC in an interview that this subject will be explored further in the film: “I will say that we knew, going into this, that this movie, it had to be a satisfying conclusion. And we were well aware that that’s one of the things that’s been out there. I don’t want to say that what happens in Episode VIII [didn’t happen]. We have honored that. But I will say that there’s more to the story than you’ve seen.”
It will be a lot of fun to see just what Abrams has planned for us with The Rise of Skywalker and Rey’s parentage is now just another layer of intrigue to add to the equation.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set for release on December 20th 2019 with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Mabeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).