The Answer To Rey’s Mysterious Parentage Was Made By Both Rian Johnson And J.J. Abrams

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Rey's (Daisy Ridley) parentage might be one of the biggest questions left by J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens but that doesn't mean that the answer to the mystery was worked on by only one Star Wars director.

Taking time to sit down with Rolling Stone, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson says that while Abrams did tell Ridley about Rey's parents during the production of The Force Awakens, he didn't force the filmmaker to keep to his version of the character's parentage in the movie's sequel.


"I wasn't given any directive as to what that had to be," Johnson explains. "I was never given the information that she is this or she is that."

In the end, Johnson's answer to the question of Rey's parentage turned out to be the same as Abram's, an indication that two had some sort of discussion at some point during the development of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

"The truth is, stories are made up! Whether somebody made this whole thing up 10 years ago and put it on a whiteboard and we all have to stick to that, or whether we're organically finding it as we move forward, it doesn't mean that any less thought is being put into it," the director says, trying to appease worried fans.

We can't wait to learn more about Rey's origin and her heritage when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas on December 15, 2017.

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