Simon Pegg Confirms J.J. Abrams Had Different Plans For Rey’s Parents In ‘The Last Jedi’
[Spoilers for The Last Jedi, however come on]
One of the best choice author Rian Johnson made in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (moreover the porgs) was for Rey’s mother and father to be “filthy junk merchants,” based on Kylo Ren, who offered her off for “consuming cash.” They have been remarkably unremarkable. It was a pleasant twist on a Star Wars trope, the place everybody on this humongous galaxy seemingly belongs to the identical (Skywalker) household. However with three phrases — “they have been no person” — Johnson thrillingly undid all the fan theories, and there’s no cause for Rey’s mother and father to be introduced up once more.
To cite the brand new Han Solo, would that it were so simple.
“Something’s nonetheless open, and I’m not writing the subsequent movie” Johnson mentioned when requested if Rey’s linage will reemerge in Episode IX (I imply, Kylo could possibly be mendacity…). “[J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio] are doing it. With all of those motion pictures, Obi-Wan’s entire speech a couple of sure standpoint all the time applies, so I believe that you must all the time take into consideration the context of how info is given.”
From Simon Pegg’s standpoint, Johnson made a mistake.
“I do know what J.J. type of meant or at the very least was being chucked round,” the Prepared Participant One star (who performed Unkar Plutt in The Drive Awakens) mentioned on the Glad Unhappy Confused podcast. “I believe that’s type of been undone barely by the final one. There was some speak of a related lineage for her.”
Let the previous die, J.J. Kill it and delete the “Rey’s mother and father” draft, if you must.