Simon Pegg said there was "some talk" about Rey's parentage in 'Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens'.The 48-year-old actor voiced the alien Unkar Plutt in J.J Abrams 2015 seventh movie in the hit sci-fi franchise, which introduced the Force-sensitive orphan Rey - played by Daisy Ridley - and fans immediately began speculating who Rey's parents are.However, in the eighth movie, 'The Last Jedi', which was released last year, filmmaker Rian Johnson decided to have Rey be told by villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) that her parents were junk traders who sold her for drinking money.But Pegg recently said there was an idea about Rey's lineage but has now been "undone" by Johnson's instalment.While appearing on Josh Horowitz's 'Happy Sad Confused' podcast, Pegg said: "I know what J.J kind of intended, well, at least what was sort of being chucked around."I think that's kind of been undone slightly by the last one. There was some talk about, you know, a kind of relevant lineage for her."But I … [Read more...] about Simon Pegg says Rey’s lineage were undone by Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Many fans were quite surprised when The Last Jedi revealed Rey's parents in such a nonchalant fashion, especially when The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams had said in the past that there was a specific reason why Rey's surname was never revealed. Many think that The Last Jedi reveal, crafted by writer-director Rian Johnson, was a red herring, and while that may or may not be true, Simon Pegg, a longtime friend of J.J. Abrams who plays Unkar Plutt in the new Star Wars movies, revealed that Abrams originally had much different plans for Rey's parents. Here's what Pegg had to say in a new interview below, joking about who he thinks is Rey's father. Unkar Plutt was first introduced in The Force Awakens, the junk dealer on Jakku whom Rey sells parts she finds to, in order for her to survive. When Rey had her "Forceback" after first touching Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, she saw herself as a child being left in Unkar's care, as her parents left Jakku. Whether or not we see Unkar Plutt … [Read more...] about Last Jedi Trashed J.J. Abrams’ Original Plans for Rey’s Parents
**SPOILERS FOR THE LAST JEDI** STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI threw a lot at fans of the franchise by turning what they thought was going to happen in this new saga on its ear. One major example – if not the most major – has to do with Rey’s real parentage. The first movie laid the seeds for what we thought would be a huge link between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and some other Jedi, perhaps Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) himself. But in the end, Kylo (Adam Driver) told her that her parents were, in fact, nobodies. She’s the child of junkers, sold for drinking money. This may have been a big betrayal for anyone expecting her to have a bigger place in all this, but the idea that someone with an unimportant background can become a mighty Jedi is resonating with some. Still, this seemed an odd move for a giant story like this, and Simon Pegg, who had a hand in FORCE AWAKENS' script, has revealed during an interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast that J.J. Abrams (director … [Read more...] about Simon Pegg says there may have been a different plan for Rey’s lineage
1 week ago One of the two biggest questions heading in to Star Wars: The Last Jedi was "Who are Rey's parents?" We were all on the edge of our seat waiting for Rian Johnson to reveal the answer like Maury Povich opening the results of a paternity test. So it was understandable when some audiences felt a little deflated when Kylo Ren told Rey that her parents were nobodies. But in the time since The Last Jedi, many have speculated that Kylo Ren could have been lying and that J.J. Abrams could change Rey's parentage when he returns for Episode IX. Actor Simon Pegg has indicated that J.J. Abrams initially had something else in mind for Rey, as he explained: That certainly seems to indicate that J.J. Abrams had an answer to Rey's parentage that was not the one given by Rian Johnson in The Last Jedi. Simon Pegg jokes on MTV's Happy Sad Confused Podcast about Unkar Plutt being Rey's father, but he also says that Rey may have had a relevant lineage. Relevant means recognizable names, … [Read more...] about Could J.J. Abrams Change Rey’s Parentage In Episode IX?
To be fair, Johnson has said that he wasn’t told anything regarding that part of the story and was given free reign to do what he wanted: “I wasn’t given any directive as to what that had to be. I was never given the information that she is this or she is that." So, if Lucasfilm wanted to stay the course for what Abrams had initially planned, they could have. But, it really does seem like it could be an easy fix as I believe Kylo Ren was lying to her to get her to join him in the first place. But, according to Pegg, it Abrams would have gone about the whole thing in a different way. I have a feeling that Rey's parentage is all a part of the mystery box that Abrams has built and that regardless of what Rian did in The Last Jedi, Rey's parentage will be revealed in Episode IX. So, fans are still just left to wonder and speculate where in the hell Rey came from. … [Read more...] about J.J. Abrams Had a Much Different Plan For Rey’s Parentage and it Was “Kind of Undone” with THE LAST JEDI