Whether you loved or hated The Last Jedi, there’s no doubt that Rian Johnson’s Star Wars movie had a lot to say about the franchise, the Force, and more. And the director has gone on the record saying that he wouldn’t mind if one of the most controversial pieces of information from his film was retconned in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker: the nature of Rey’s parentage.
Rey’s biggest question throughout The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi surrounded her parents. Who were they? Where were they? Would they ever return to her? With the revelation that Rey isn’t just Force sensitive, but legendarily strong in the Force, the importance of these questions only grew. And it was in The Last Jedi that Kylo Ren’s attempts to manipulate Rey into joining him on the dark side of the Force seemingly revealed the truth behind her lineage.