Star Wars: The Force Awakens was everything fans hoped it would be. An action-packed intergalactic rollercoaster of a ride; dramatic and funny in equal measure; a thrilling return to the magic of the original trilogy.
Is she related to Obi-Wan Kenobi? Is Luke Skywalker her father? Is she the daughter of Jyn Erso, lead character of the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?
But there’s one thing the film didn’t give us—the answer to the biggest question of all! That being, who, in all the universe, are Rey’s parents?
Gifted with an already masterful use of the Force, lead character Rey left us all wondering just how she has such strong powers, and just who her missing parents really are.
Is she related to Obi-Wan Kenobi? Is Luke Skywalker her father? Is she the daughter of Jyn Erso, lead character of the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film?
If you’ve been asking all the same questions, we’ve got both good and bad news.
Bad news first; we still don’t know the answer, unfortunately. But the good news is that Daisy Ridley, who plays kick-ass heroine Rey, has confirmed that the upcoming Star Wars Episode Eight will reveal all.
In an interview with Vulture magazine, the actress responded to questions about Rey’s relatives with one simple line that has given fans the world over much hope for the next film: “We will see in a year. Just sit tight on that question.”
It’s a vague response, we do agree, but we’re glad to finally have confirmation that all will be revealed in the not too distant future.
Addressing speculation that Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, could potentially be her mother, Daisy threw the theory out of the water (almost) with some simple family tree calculations.
“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," the actress said, before adding: “I mean it could happen, especially in a galaxy far, far away!”
Star Wars Episode Eight, which is yet to be given an official title, will be released in cinemas on December 15, 2017. But until then, new Star Wars spin-off Rogue One is here to offer us all a brand new intergalactic adventure, hitting the big screen on December 15 this year.
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