The saga of Rey's parents isn't finished just yet, or so it would seem. This, according to Daisy Ridley, who has made some new comments about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that should interest fans. The subject of Rey and her parentage has been a huge topic of discussion, one that was exasperated greatly following the events of The Last Jedi. However, it seems that's not going to be the end of this story as we know it.
As fans will recall, a scene between Kylo Ren and Rey in The Last Jedi brought the revelation that Rey's parents were nobodies. Filthy junk traders who sold their daughter off for drinking money. This proved to be divisive. Some loved the idea of Rey's parents being nobody of importance in a galaxy far, far away. Others felt director Rian Johnson did a disservice to the story.
With that in mind, many felt that director J.J. Abrams might pull a retcon of sorts with that plot point in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Without getting into semantics with what would or would not qualify as a retcon, Daisy Ridley addressed the Rey's parents question in a recent interview. According to the actress, the plot point hasn't been fully satisfied and will be a point of emphasis. Here's what Ridley had to say about it.
"The parents thing is not satisfied, for her and for the audience. That's something she's still trying to figure out, where does she come from?"
This could boil down to how things look from a certain point of view. Maybe it's true, from Kylo's perspective at least, that Rey's parents were merely junk traders. But that may not be the whole story. That could just be a part of the whole. Speaking further on the topic, Daisy Ridley explained that Rey will need to explore this element of her past before she can truly fulfill her destiny, whatever that proves to be.
"It's not that she doesn't believe it but she feels there's more to the story. And she needs to figure out what's come before so she can figure out what to do next..."
Does this mean we're going to see Rey's folks in the flesh? Maybe we'll see them as teenagers in the Disey+ hit series The Mandalorian? All we can do is hopelessly speculate. Ultimately, this is going to be something of a balancing act. How can more be added to this element of Rey's past without frustrating those who liked the reveal in The Last Jedi? It will be tough, if not impossible, to please everyone. There's no way J.J. Abrams and/or Lucasfilm are going to spoil anything when it comes to that plot thread in a trailer or in an interview. So, fans are going to have to wait and see how that all plays out when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20. This news comes to us via Entertainment Weekly.