Do you want to know who Rey’s parents are? Apparently we will know by the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker according to Daisy Ridley.
It’s one of the biggest mysteries heading into Star Wars Episode 9. Forget the Emperor’s laugh for a moment, because Daisy Ridley is intent on bringing back one of 2017’s hottest water-cooler conversations: who are Rey’s parents? This all comes off the back of Ridley revealing in a recent interview that everything will be cleared up by the end of The Rise of Skywalker.
“[Director J.J. Abrams] did say the question [over the identity of Rey’s parents] will be answered,” Ridley told USA Today. “So, at the end of the film, you know what the dealio is.” No, that’s not a typo. She actually said dealio.
If you thought the identity of Rey’s parents was revealed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, then, no, we’re not playing Jedi mind tricks on you. Director Rian Johnson’s film did actually answer the mystery, but in a roundabout way.
During a bit of Force bonding between Kylo Ren and Rey, the Sith Lord reveals that Rey’s parents were actually… no one important. Specifically, that they were “filthy junk traders, who sold [Rey] off for drinking money. They’re dead in a pauper’s grave in the Jakku desert.”
So who do you think Rey’s parents are? Let us know your thoughts on social media.