Right, we’ve watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens more times than is healthy… are we missing something?
Rey herself, actress Daisy Ridley, has been talking about the question that is on everyone’s mind after watching the movie… who are Rey’s parents?
And according to her, the movie DOES tell you who it is: “I thought a lot was answered in “The Force Awakens”,” she said.
“Then after the screening I went for a drink with my agent and everyone, and we were chatting away and I realised that oh, in their minds it’s not answered at all!”
So it’s obvious if you already know? Em…
She goes on: “I think curiosity is a wonderful thing, and I do find it quite funny that people keep asking about it. Just yesterday a guy asked to take a picture with me, and went “Is Luke your Dad”? And I was like, “chill out, you’ll see”!”
So clearly she knows… “I’d love to see the look on people’s faces [when they find out],” she says.
“But with answers come more questions, and there’s definitely going to be enough to keep people going for another two years!”
But here’s a little fuel for the fire; could her lineage be related to Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Earlier this week EW writer Anthony Breznican said that the reason we haven’t heard an announcement about an Obi-Wan standalone movie is because his story isn’t finished in the main Saga yet – in other words, we could see more Obi-Wan in Episode VIII or IX.
But how? Well, our guess is as a Force Ghost who is still in contact with Luke. But… could we find out that Rey is his (probably) granddaughter? Let’s be honest, Obi-Wan is a Jedi but not totally unfamiliar with the ladies either – remember Satine in the Clone Wars series? We’ve pondered this previously here.
So, yeah, we’re reaching, but we’re guessing that we will hear about an Obi-Wan appearance in one of the upcoming Star Wars movies – we heard Ewan McGregor in The Force Awakens, remember – and after Episode IX we’re guessing we’ll see the standalone movie announced.
But will we see McGregor or a CGI Alec Guiness in the main Saga? Only time will tell…