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.