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Were Rey's Parents Supposed To Be Special After All?

When The Last Jedi was released one of the questions left unanswered by The Force Awakens was who exactly Rey’s parents were. And Rian Johnson’s movie gave an answer: they were filthy junk traders who sold Rey off for drinking money and they’re buried in a pauper’s grave on Jakku.

Ever since then fans have speculated if that was what JJ Abrams really had in mind when he set up the mystery, or if he had any solution to the mystery at all. Now, actor Simon Pegg was interviewed for a podcast and he shed some light on what JJ Abrams’ plan was. Click through to find out more.

Rey in The Last Jedi

Rey, sad about her parents


The host of the podcast “Happysadconfused” posted this quote from Simon Pegg, who portrayed Unkar Plutt in TFA, on his Twitter account:

Simon Pegg confirms what I’ve long heard, JJ had a much different plan for Rey’s parentage. “I know what JJ kind of intended or at least was being chucked around. I think that’s kind of been undone slightly by the last one. There was some talk of a relevant lineage for her.”

It is known that JJ Abrams had written treatments for Episodes VIII and IX and that Johnson chose to dismiss the treatment for Episode VIII. Was the solution to the mystery of Rey’s parents included in these treatments?

I think there are several clues in The Force Awakens which imply that Abrams did have a different parentage for Rey in mind than what was revealed in The Last Jedi. The question now is: with Abrams directing and co-writing Episode IX, will he reintroduce his original concept and will it be revealed that Kylo Ren lied to Rey or was simply wrong when he told her her parents were filthy junk traders?

What do you think? Would you like for Abrams to retcon Rey’s parentage or should he stick with Johnson’s idea and don’t mention Rey’s parents again?

You can listen to the Happysadconfused podcast here.

And here is the original Tweet by Josh Horowitz, who hosts the podcast.

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