Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens follow…
Fan theories focused on Star Wars are rich and plentiful. We should know, we”re big fans of playing in the field of speculation around here.
One of the most frequently proposed fan theories surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have just been debunked by none other than J.J. Abrams himself.
During a recent interview, /Film asked the director why Leia embraced Rey after she learned of Han”s death rather than Chewbacca, who she has a long-standing history with.
Here”s what he said:
“My thinking at the time was that Chewbacca, despite the pain he was feeling, was focused on trying to save Finn and getting him taken care of. So I tried to have Chewbacca go off with him and focus on Rey, and then have Rey find Leia and Leia find Rey. The idea being that both of them being strong with the Force and never having met, would know about each other – that Leia would have been told about her beyond what we saw onscreen and Rey of course would have learned about Leia. And that reunion would be a meeting and a reunion all in one, and a sort of commiseration of their mutual loss.”
We”re going to pull that out for you – “never having met”…
Many have theorized that Rey is in fact Kylo Ren/Ben Solo”s twin sister, daughter of Han and Leia. Abrams” quote seems to entirely debunk that notion…Or does it?
In the video above and below Raj Rawal and Roth Cornet talk about the possible implications of what Abrams said, and how it may actually give some credence to that particular theory about Rey”s parentage.
Take a look and let us know what you think.
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UPDATE: Jett Lucas (George Lucas' adopted son) tweeted our own Drew McWeeny that Daisy Ridley had also said that Rey and Han were unrelated in an interview. So perhaps they really are ruling out likely parental candidates one by one…Or perhaps it's one big orchestrated fake-out. Likely the former, but…
– Jett Lucas (@mrjettlucas) March 9, 2016