Star Wars: The Last Jedi might have achieved critical and commercial success during its run in cinemas, but The Force Awakens sequel also became one of the franchise's most divisive installments. Some Star Wars fans didn't quite appreciate the risks the film took, expressing outrage over the film's decision to subvert fan expectations.
This includes The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's decision to turn Rey (Daisy Ridley) into a nobody. Rey's parentage was the character's biggest source of conflict in The Last Jedi, and in the Jakku orphan learns from Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) the truth about her origin – that her parents were just junkers who had traded her for drinking money.
Though the fans who enjoyed The Last Jedi found it uniquely satisfying that the new hero of the sequel trilogy isn't connected to the legacy characters in any way, legendary Star Wars composer John Williams tells KUSC that Episode X could still reveal the true identity of Rey's origin.
"Rey's parents might be identified to us in the next film," Williams recently shared. According to the composer, there's no way that Kylo Ren was being honest about Rey's parentage. "I don't believe it 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."
Guess Williams is just really biased towards Rey. Though some would agree and hope for a better origin for Rey, some believe that The Last Jedi had the best revelation of Rey's parentage, teaching viewers that ordinary people can be heroes too.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi digital release is on March 13. The film's Blu-Ray release s on March 27.