When the title sequence rolls and the lights come up in the theater after your first viewing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, two questions are asked every time: “Did you like it?” and “Who are Rey’s parents?”
Spoiler alerts from here on out, and shame on you for not seeing this movie yet.
With Rey’s natural abilities in the way of the Force dominating the final third of The Force Awakens, it’s clear she’s got a
whole buttload of midichlorians the Force in her blood. That’s probably because her parents and grandparents had them too. It kind of makes you wonder if her parents were great Jedi, or maybe even the best star pilot the galaxy has ever seen…
J.J. Abrams can sympathize with your angst over the identity of Rey’s parents (I have a feeling her last name rhymes with Flytalker), but his pain is from keeping the secret of her lineage. Abrams knows the identity of Rey’s parents, but obviously there’s no way he’s telling:
“I know quite a bit. Obviously it’s not for me to talk about in this moment because this is Rian’s story to continue now. The last thing I’m going to do is reveal something that he would be upset about. I want to make sure that Rian gets the courtesy that he showed me.”
Aw come on, J.J.! Can’t you just ruin it for everyone and spill the beans? Disney won’t be mad, promise! It’s not like they have their own Navy or have made people disappear in the past!
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)