It Looks Like We’ll Finally Find Out Who Rey’s Parents Are in The Last Jedi

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One of the most hotly-debated aspects of the new Star Wars sequel trilogy is the parentage of the saga’s new lead protagonist, Rey. The Force Awakens gave barely any information about who the two parental characters could be outside the fact that they parted ways in the early days of Rey’s life. This unanswered question has lead to numerous theories about who could have brought Rey into the the Star Wars universe.

Several characters of note from the canon lore have been speculated to be connected to Rey, from Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, and the chosen one himself, Luke Skywalker. There’s also the possibility that Rey’s parents could also be someone new to the Star Wars films. It looks as though we’ll finally get an answer later this year in The Last Jedi, according to the film’s director.

Speaking with the show Good Morning America, director Rian Johnson spoke about his experiences working on the Star Wars film. The director confirmed that the subject of Rey’s parents will indeed be touched upon in the upcoming sequel. Before revealing too much, Johnson added that the story he’s telling is best experienced with its secrets left untold.

“It’s something that is absolutely going to be addressed. It depends on…” The director said before stopping himself. “I can’t say.”

“I really want people to experience [surprises] when they see the movie for the first time,” Johnson elaborated. “How we address [Rey’s parentage] and how you feel about it and what happens with that is one of them.”

The “addressing” of Rey’s parents in The Last Jedi is just one of the reveals that happened during this year’s Star Wars Celebration. The Last Jedi‘s first trailer debuted, Star Wars Land concept art, as well as a trailer reveal and story details for EA / DICE’s next Star Wars: Battlefront game. When any news more becomes available, check out the latest here at Don’t Feed the Gamers.

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Are you happy we’ll finally get to put those “Ray’s parents” theories to bed, or do you love having speculative discussions with others about the subject? Discuss that discussion in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more cool Star Wars stuff, channel the Force over to these next few articles:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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