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Rian Johnson Assures His Fans That The Last Jedi’s Reveal Of Rey’s Parentage Is Not Final

Fans who are not enamored by the identities of Rey’s parents can now relax a bit. Rian Johnson had stated in a recent interview that his movie’s take on Rey’s origin has not yet been set in stone.

During a scene in The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren had said that Rey’s parents to were nobodies. This revelation was not received well by fans.

Johnson had said that Rey’s parentage will mark a crucial moment in the Star Wars trilogy. The timing had attempted to emulate Luke’s feelings of denial in The Empire Strikes Back. This was when Darth Vader had revealed to him that he was the Jedi’s father. Johnson said it was, “the hardest thing the character could possibly hear in that moment.”

Johnson elaborated,

“And same thing with Rey and her parentage. The easy thing would be, ‘Yes, your parents are so and so and here’s your place in the world. There you go.’ The hardest thing she could hear would be […] ‘No, you’re not going to get the answer. This is not going to define you. You’re going to have to find your own place in this world. Kylo is going to use that even as leverage to try and make you feel insecure, and you’re going to have to stand on your own two feet.’”

He stated that the reveal in Episode 8 was not final. J.J. Abrams is working on its next installment.

Rian Johnson said, “Anything’s still open, and I’m not writing the next film. J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio are doing it. I was very thankful there was no slip of paper that was handed to me that said Rey’s parents are so and so.”

Abrams is back and fans are now speculating over is he will address Rey’s origins or not.