Since Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released and it was revealed that Rey was our new Jedi hero there has been major questions over her parentage.
We are about as close to finding the answer at the moment than Anakin Skywalker is to getting his original legs back. Yea, we said it.
However, The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams did reveal a little clue that at the very least lets us rule out some of the possibilities and popular options. During a Q&A at the Tribeca Film Festival, Abrams was asked by a young member of the audience who Rey’s parents are. Abrams gave a typical JJ Abrams cryptic response:
“Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII. So I can’t possibly say in this moment who they are. But I will say it is something that Rey thinks about, too.”
Hmmm. Well, going by this information it seems that we can rule out Han & Leia or Luke Skywalker as potential parents to our young Jedi heroine. Along with anyone that was in The Force Awakens.
This has been the most popular theory since even before the release of the movie as Star Wars is essentially the story of the Skywalker lineage. Anakin, Luke and presumably Rey – though Kylo Ren fits in here lovely too as Darth Vaders Grandson. But if JJ Abrams is telling the truth, then Rey could not be a Skywalker… unless more Skywalkers that we don’t know of exist. It does still leave open the option that Rey is a Kenobi however. Despite the fact that both Alec McGuinness & Ewan McGregor’s voices (if you want to be particular) feature in Star Wars: Episode VII, Rey could not be Obi-Wan’s child. She would be a grandchild at least, though this is presuming that old Ben Kenobi had kids somewhere between Revenge of the Sith & A New Hope.
What is worth remembering too, is that JJ Abrams is a master of deflection and a bare-faced liar (We still love you JJ!). Remember that time he denied & denied again that Benedict Cumberbatch was playing Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness? Yep. Cumberbatch was Khan. But that did not stop Abrams deflecting from the issue & telling a few intergalactic porkies to protect his own movie. With a property like Star Wars, we would not blame him for wanting to deflect and put people down a dead-end searching for answers they will not find while Rian Johnson & Colin Trevorrow are allowed to script Episodes VIII & IX as they were originally planned.
I guess we’ll have to wait until Star Wars: Episode VIII in December 2017 to find out!