Star Wars Episode IX Director Promises Satisfying Answer To Who Rey Is

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Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World and the forthcoming Star Wars Episode IX, says fans are going to be satisfied when they find out the secret of Rey's identity in the new trilogy.

"We're going to make sure that that answer is deeply and profoundly satisfying," Trevorrow told ET Online. "Rey is a character that is important in this universe, not just in the context of The Force Awakens, but in the entire galaxy. She deserves it. We'll make sure that that answer is something that feels like it was something that happened a long time ago, far away, and we're just telling you what happened."

While he didn't address any one theory -- is she a Skywalker? A Kenobi? Somebody else entirely? -- he did suggest that the people who play key roles in her story are ones fans will recognize.

“What's interesting is I'm not creating a host of new characters,” Trevorrow said. “I have a lot of characters that people really love that we're going to make sure are all honored. No one's going to be left behind.”


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.

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    • Ryus
    • 378 Posts in 28 Months

    So, I'm 99% sure that means Rey is Luke's daughter. Anything else would be breaking the narrative of the two previous trilogies and wouldn't be satisfying to most casual fans and young kids. Young kids being critical here as too complicated a plot would be beyond them. That said I'm now pretty confident everyone expecting to learn about the unknown mother (and not just trolling by suggesting ludicrous theories who she is) will be what's satisfying for diehard fans who want something else [too]. Since we know next to nothing about her other than she exists Lucasfilm can surprise us with her story.

    • CB115631
    • 68 Posts in 13 Months

    It has been speculated, that Rey is a Jedi and the daughter of Han Solo and Princes Leia.

    There are hints in Star Wars the Force Awakens:

    • Knalpot
    • 461 Posts in 29 Months

    Jedis are not suppose to have children. They're like monks. The last Jedi who had kids turned into a Sith. I'm betting that Rey isn't Luke's daughter.

    • Derangel
    • 133 Posts in 20 Months

    Knalpot said ... (original post)

    Jedis are not suppose to have children. They're like monks. The last Jedi who had kids turned into a Sith. I'm betting that Rey isn't Luke's daughter.

    Anakin became a Sith due almost entirely to those beliefs. Also, Ben and Yoda never taught Luke about Jedi not being allowed to fall in love. They taught him to control his emotions, but most of the monk crap came from the prequels and was never given in the original trilogy.

  1. There are no hints that Rey is Han's and Leia's daughter at all.

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