Are Rey’s parents in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer?
While Star Wars: The Last Jedi attempted to skew expectations by claiming that the character Rey’s parents were supposedly nobodies and junk traders who sold their daughter off for drinking money, the new trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may indicate a more thorough explanation of her parentage is in order.
Specifically, there’s a shot of a mountain area with a city built in it and a ship heading towards it. It’s not any old ship, though, as it APPEARS to be the same make and model as Rey’s parents ship in Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ famous forceback scene. Take a look at the image comparison below to see the deep similarity…
Does this mean the mystery of who her parents were will be deepened in this film? Will we learn that Rey is not, in fact, nobody but actually a Skywalker/Solo/Kenobi/Palpatine/Jinn of some kind? Is that just literally her parent’s ship, and someone else is flying it? Is it better if Rey didn’t come from known Star Wars lineage? Speculate in the comments below!
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The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: Episode IX began filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek) returning to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Episode IX.
The film will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin.
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20.