SALT LAKE CITY — “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” director JJ Abrams said there’s more to come on the story of Rey’s parents.
- In “The Last Jedi,” Kylo Ren (Adam River) explained to Rey that her parents were nobodies and unconnected to the Skywalkers or anyone major in the “Star Wars” universe.
Abrams told ABC News that the new film will honor that, but there may be more to the story.Comment on this story
- "I will say that we knew going into this, that this movie, it had to be a satisfying conclusion. And we were well aware that [the discussion surrounding Rey's parents is] one of the things that's been out there. I don't want to say that what happens in Episode 8 [didn't happen]," Abrams said, according to IGN. "We have honored that. But I will say that there's more to the story than you've seen."
As I wrote for the Deseret News, the trailer revived two major theories about Rey’s parents. One theory posits that the title, “Rise of Skywalker,” may be a hint that Rey is a Skywalker, meaning she might be Luke Skywalker’s child.
Another theory suggests Rey might be related to Emperor Palpatine, whose laugh could be heard at the end of the more trial.
“Rise of Skywalker” hits theaters on Dec. 20.