‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ director J.J. Abrams just dropped a BIG clue about Rey’s parents. He later clarified his comments, but his words are very telling.
Did J.J. Abrams just knock out key characters as the potential parents of Rey? Kind of. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens director spoke out about the ongoing debate about Rey’s parents and seemingly revealed a huge spoiler. But there’s a catch!
“Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII,” J.J. told the audience during a Q&A session at the Tribeca Film Festival. “So I can’t possibly say in this moment who they are. But I will say it is something that Rey thinks about, too.”
With those words, J.J. essentially eliminated Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo as Rey’s potential parents. There are a number of theories going around, and those three characters were at the top of the list. However, J.J. later tried to clear up what he said.
“What I meant was that she doesn’t discover them in Episode VII,” J.J. clarified to Entertainment Weekly. “Not that they may not already be in her world.”
Well, well, well. Could J.J. just be trying to make up for leaking a major spoiler?! Possibly. The director admitted that it wasn’t his place to reveal spoilers about Episode VIII. “Obviously it’s not for me to talk about in this moment because this is Rian [Johnson]’s story to continue now,” J.J. said.
J.J.’s initial comments give more proof that Rey’s mom is actually Rogue One’s Jyn Erso. That’s the currently theory taking over the internet. There’s a lot of evidence that supports Jyn and Rey are mother and daughter.
HollywoodLifers, who do you think Rey’s parents are? Let us know your theories below!