The internet has been buzzing with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” theories lately, but it seems fans won’t have to speculate about Rey’s parents for much longer. Actress Daisy Ridley just confirmed that Rey’s origin story will be revealed in the upcoming third installment in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy, and we’re on the edge of our seats just thinking about what’s to come.
Rey’s parents have been one of the biggest mysteries of the current “Star Wars” trilogy. Rey seemed to be a heroine that came out of nowhere, and fans have been itching to know exactly how she is connected to the other characters (and why in the world she can use the Force). In “The Last Jedi,” we found out that Rey’s parents were nobodies from Jakku, or at least that’s what Kylo Ren seems to think. While some fans were disappointed that the second film in the trilogy didn’t really have a big reveal for Rey’s parents, others think the character’s origin story goes deeper. And apparently, they’re right.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Daisy Ridley (the actress who plays Rey in the films) was asked whether or now the audience will find out exactly who Rey’s parents are and where she came from. While Ridley did her best to avoid spoilers when answering the question, she didn’t completely avoid it. She promised that what fans want to know will be made clear by the end of the film.
“[Director J.J. Abrams] did say the question is answered. So at the end of the film, you know what the dealio is,” Ridley said.
As WeGotThisCovered points out, we seem to know for sure that “The Rise of Skywalker” will dig deeper into Rey’s past and won’t leave us hanging when it comes to explanations of her backstory. We may find out more about Rey’s nobody parents, or it could be revealed that Rey actually comes from a family we’re very familiar with. Either way, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” hits theaters on December 20, and you better believe we’ll be buying our tickets as soon as possible and impatiently waiting for when we can finally find out who Rey really is.
Who do you think Rey’s parents are, and what do you hope will be revealed in “The Rise of Skywalker”? Let us know in the comments!