Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Will Revisit Rey's Lineage

Of all the mysteries set up in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the true parentage of sequel trilogy protagonist Rey was arguably the biggest. That said, countless fans were disappointed when Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi seemingly put the issue to rest by explaining that Rey's parents were merely junkers who sold her for drinking money. However, with Abrams returning for The Rise of Skywalker, it appears we'll once again revisit the question of who Rey really is.

"The parents thing is not satisfied — for her and for the audience," Daisy Ridely told EW. "That’s something she’s still trying to figure out — where does she come from?"

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Regarding the revelation about her parents she received from Kylo Ren in The Last Jedi, Ridley said, "It’s not that she doesn’t believe it, but she feels there’s more to the story. And she needs to figure out what’s come before so she can figure out what to do next…"

Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives Dec. 20.

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