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Daisy Ridley Confirms Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Will Address Rey’s Parentage

Come December 2019, the adventures of Rey, Poe, and Finn will culminate into a (hopefully) epic conclusion with Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, which means all the loose ends are expected to be tied up when everything draws to a close.

The issue of Rey’s parentage, it seems, is set to welcome the same fate. According to star Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the movies, the upcoming film will deal with the topic of her birth origins, and offer an answer to fans’ queries about it.

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“[Director JJ. Abrams] did say the question is answered. So at the end of the film, you do know what the dealio is,” she said in response to USA Today‘s question about the exploration of her character’s parentage.

Rey’s lineage has always been a talking point since The Force Awakens, and while Star Wars Battlefront II didn’t quite unravel the mystery, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi sure did. The revelation, however, deeply disappointed fans, after it placed Rey as a nobody with zero Jedi blood in her veins.

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With original Star Wars director JJ Abrams taking over the reins for The Rise of Skywalker, he has expressed his intent to retcon his predecessor’s portrayal of Rey’s parentage, which should spell good news for the community.

For Ridley, the upcoming film will mark the end of her Star Wars journey. The actress has confirmed the fact, stating that she “can’t imagine” returning for future movies. In fact, she may just give up the way of the Jedi to don the Batsuit, with Warner Bros looking to snatch her up for the role of Batgirl.


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