While we’re assuming Rey‘s parents will be revealed in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII‘, Daisy Ridley has just shot down one of the more prominent fan theories which have been found online. Obviously, she doesn’t share who her character’s parents actually are, but now we know at least one couple who Rey won’t be calling mom and dad. It is one of the biggest mysteries from the first film as she is obviously a Force user which makes it seem like someone in her past was a Jedi but who it was has remained a huge question.

This isn’t exactly a spoiler as she doesn’t reveal who they are but as we know who they aren’t you might want to turn back now.


One popular opinion is that ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ might actually be introducing her mother in Jyn Erso, the protagonist of the film. However, Ridley has been quick to shoot that down as:

“I mean, I think historically it wouldn’t work, because she is – Darth Vader is there – so she would ultimately be my great-grandma; no, she would be my grandma. I mean it could happen, especially in a galaxy far, far away.”

So, while there isn’t likely a direct connection between the characters she is still interesting in checking out ‘Rogue One’ as:

“I am just excited to see how it is, because I have heard it is so so different, and its own thing. I have no idea what happens – I know the ending, but I have no idea really what happens in it.”

It’s hard to tell if she knows the answer because we all know that at least someone gets out with the plans or if she’s heard chatter through the internal ‘Star Wars’ grapevine.

Back to Rey’s parents though she didn’t specifically say if we’d find out who they are in the next film just:

“We will see in a year. Just sit tight on that question.”

As the main films seem poised to tell the story of the Skywalkers while the stand alone movies are for other characters in the ‘Star Wars’ universe, my money is still on Luke being her father. However, only time will tell.

Who do you think are Rey’s parents? Do you think they will be revealed in the next film? Share your thoughts below!

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII will appear in theaters locally and not in a galaxy far far away on December 15th, 2017!

Source: Comic Book Movie

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