Rey’s Family Origin Won’t Matter As Much In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - August 11, 2017

Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) parentage might be one of the Force Awakens mysteries that Star Wars fans are hoping to learn more about when The Last Jedi hits cinemas later this year, however it seems like the Force-sensitive orphan’s origin might not be as integral to the overall story of the sequel trilogy as everyone thought it’d be.

Knowing how important family is to the Star Wars saga, fans were expecting a big reveal for the young Jakku Orphan, speculating that Rey could be the daughter of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor and Alec  Guinness) and sometimes even Jar Jar Binks.

However, despite the many fan theories, Ridley admits in an interview with Entertainment Weekly how Rey’s origin isn’t as important as everyone thinks it is.

“You can always look for answers and that doesn’t mean that the rest of your life is so easy. It’s not like, oh, I know who my parents are so now everything falls into shape, especially in the Star Wars world… Yes, it would potentially change her mind, or at least give her a little bit more peace in moving forward. But ultimately what’s coming is coming, and whatever abilities she has are there. So, personally, I think it’s less important than even she may think.”

This is interesting news to hear. The Force Awakens had set up a lot of fan’s expectations concerning Rey’s parentage and hearing that the orphan’s origin isn’t as big of a deal as everyone expected is quite a surprise. Does this mean that Rey’s family roots don’t have anything to do with her Force sensitivity?

Let’s wait and see.



Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas December 15, 2017.

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