Clearly, the biggest question to come out of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is “Who is Rey?” Followed by: “Is she Luke’s daughter?” “Is she Han and Leia’s daughter/ Kylo Ren’s sister?” “Could she somehow be Obi-Wan Kenobi’s daughter?” The potential for an amazing reveal in Episodes VIII and IX is huge, especially since the character has been so well received by most fans (not counting those who follow the words of Darth Max Landis). Of course, I’m sure that the directors of the upcoming ‘Force Awakens’ sequels are already feeling the pressure to live up to the hype created by J.J. Abrams’ film, especially Colin Trevorrow, who seems to be hinting that the job of revealing Rey’s lineage might be his, meaning we will not be getting a definitive answer in Episode VIII. According to Trevorrow:
“I’ve seen all of the theories… What I do know is that we’re going to make sure that that answer is deeply and profoundly satisfying, because Rey is a character that is important in this universe, not just in the context of ‘The Force Awakens’ but in the entire galaxy, and she deserves it. So we’ll make sure that that answer is something that feels like it was—it’s something that happened a long time ago [in a galaxy] far, far away, we’re just telling you what happened.”
And this is on top of the pressure the man already has to be helming the end of the current trilogy, which is also the end of the trilogy of trilogies Lucas started in 1977. Fortunately, Trevorrow seems excited at the prospect and more than up for the challenge:
“By the time we get to ‘Episode IX,’ I look at that movie as one movie, as three movies, as six movies, and as nine movies. It’s something that needs to honor a story that has been told over a period of 40 years… Star Wars is a belief system, it’s not just a story and it’s not just a movie, and it’s something I take very seriously.”
What are your thoughts on waiting till ‘Episode IX’ to get answers about Rey? Do you think ‘Episode VIII’ will be compelling enough that we are not bothered by the lack of explanation? Share your opinions in the comments below!