New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Theory Offers Different Spin On Rey's Origin

by Russ Burlingame

Rey
(Photo: Lucasfilm)

Basically everybody who saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens has the same basic theory about Rey's backstory. She's the child of a major character from the previous films.

But...whose? Well, we won't go into the big theories here, since I don't have the energy for a spoiler warning. But there's basically two major candidates.

...And now Mr. Sunday Movies suggests a third.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled. The film garnered a record $247 million at the domestic box office and $529 million globally in its opening weekend.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.