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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Director Colin Trevorrow Addresses Rey’s Parentage

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“Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow is preparing to take the reins for “Star Wars: Episode IX (despite fan outcries), and — while he wouldn’t outright spoil who Rey’s parents are — he did promise fans would be satisfied with the answer.

“We’re going to make sure that that answer is deeply and profoundly satisfying,” Trevorrow told EntertainmentTonight.

“Rey is a character that is important in this universe, not just in the context of ‘The Force Awakens,’ but in the entire galaxy,” he added. “She deserves it. We’ll make sure that that answer is something that feels like it was something that happened a long time ago, far away, and we’re just telling you what happened.”

“What’s interesting is I’m not creating a host of new characters,” he continued. “I have a lot of characters that people really love that we’re going to make sure are all honored. No one’s going to be left behind.”

“[‘Episode IX’] is something that needs to honor a story that’s been told over a period of 40 years… I don’t want to ignore any of it, and I respect all of it. It’s something I think the fan base is going to embrace,” he concluded.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” stars franchise veterans Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker, joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow. The film is now playing in theaters.