After the Force awoke in 2015, Star Wars fans found themselves debating one question above all others. Who were Rey’s parents, and why would they abandon her in a galactic hell-hole like Jakku?
Now for the first time Lucasfilm has signaled that we’ll get the answer in The Last Jedi this December — but the director of the movie appears to be doing his best to tamp down expectations around the answer.
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“It’s important insofar as it’s important to her,” director Rian Johnson tells EW.
Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, agreed that the answer wouldn’t matter all that much. “It’s not like, oh, I know who my parents are so now everything falls into shape,” she told the magazine. …
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