Star Wars: The Last Jedi wrapped up 2017 as the year’s top grosser when it crossed the $1 billion landmark, however, this sequel from writer/director Rian Johnson has been dividing the fans, not just about the portrayal of Luke Skywalker, but, about the answer to the question that has been bothering the fans right from the pre-release days of 2015 blockbuster The Force Awakens: What’s the identity of Rey’s parents?
It led to a lot of theories, and various fans believe that she is some long lost Skywalker or the grandchild of Obi-Wan Kenobi or maybe someone from Emperor Palpatine’s bloodline. However, The Last Jedi showed Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), tell Rey (Daisy Ridley) that she was born to absolute nobodies, junkers from Jakku who sold their daughter off on that desert planet. The answer only led to further debates about the fact that Kylo was lying.
Johnson says that the truth lies in the eye of the beholder or should we say, J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio, the writers of Star Wars: Episode IX. “Anything’s still open, and I’m not writing the next film,” he told The Huffington Post. “[Abrams and Terrio] are doing it.”
While Johnson had earlier stated that Kylo was being honest, he accepts that the truth is always not what it seems in the Star Wars Universe.
“With all of these movies, Obi-Wan’s whole speech about a certain point of view always applies,” he said, “so I think that you have to always think about the context of how information is given. But for me, dramatically, that’s why that reveal at that moment made sense.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is playing all over the world and it stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.