** Spoiler Warning **
Because you haven’t heard enough about “Star Wars : The Rise of Skywalker” over the past few days.
By now you’ll have likely been privy to the rather controversial decision to have Daisy Ridley’s Rey turn out to be the granddaughter of one of the saga’s best-known villains.
Considering Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi” had revealed that Rey’s parents were nobodies or “filthy junk traders” the proclamation comes a bit out of left-field.
Now, director J.J Abrams has spoken about the decision to have Rey not be the offspring of an unfamiliar clan.
“One of the themes of the movie is that anyone can be anything regardless of where you’re from,” the filmmaker tells Vanity Fair. “I don’t know if it resonates for everyone,” he continues. “I think there are quite a few people who appreciate that idea of not coming from a place that you’re particularly excited about or proud of.”
“Though I completely understand ‘you’re nobody’ is a devastating thing, to me the more painful, the more shocking thing was ‘you’re from the worst possible place.’ And is your destiny, is that thing that you feel, that you know is part of you, somehow, that you’re haunted by, is that your destiny? The idea that choices — there are things more powerful than blood, as Luke says. That feeling was an important thing to convey for us.”
“Star Wars : The Rise of Skywalker” is now screening.