Simon Pegg Say's JJ Abrams Had Bigger Dreams for Rey's Parents

Rey's Parents Were Supposed To Mean Something

'Star Wars': Simon Pegg Says JJ Abrams Had A Different Plan For Rey's Parentage

Fans had previously speculated, like other "Star Wars" characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, that Rey's parents may have been revealed to be significant.

The Last Jedi emerges for its home release, debate is sure to rage on over its finer points; it's one of those films that appears to have delighted and frustrated in just about equal measure, depending on where you look.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray.

Simon Pegg was on a podcast and said "I know what J.J. kind of intended or at least was being chucked around". Apparently, Abrams had his own ideas about Rey's lineage following The Force Awakens.

Simon Pegg said there was "some talk" about Rey's parentage in "The Force Awakens". I think that's kind of been undone slightly by the last one. I don't know. I don't know (laughs).

"There was some talk about, you know, a kind of relevant lineage for her", the actor said, though he admitted that he isn't certain "if anybody knows" exactly what could have been if Abrams had written and directed The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson made a decision to take J.J. Abrams' mystery box and rip it open and answer all the questions exactly the way he wanted.

If we had to place a bet, we'd put money down on Abrams letting the revelation stand in Episode IX. I don't know. I don't know.

If there was one thing that The Last Jedi had going for it, it was that it set up a lot.

Anyway, Abrams can always decide to say that what Kylo told Rey about her parents was a load of nonsense, but I truly hope he doesn't. Which is honestly a phenomenal piece of storytelling that goes a long way towards breaking Star Wars (and its fans) from some rather poisonous notions of destiny and worthiness. The Reylo relationship would seem to rule out her being a Skywalker, if nothing else so that the incestuous undercurrent from the Original Trilogy isn't repeated. Nothing that's been done so far can't be altered in some way, as Kylo could have simply been lying about Rey's parents. That means the only real option is she's a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which would hardly be a shocking reveal.

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