By: Dominic Jones
With just 80 days left until Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens hits theaters, mystery and intrigue continue to surround the character of Rey (played by Daisy Ridley in the film). Ever since Ridley appeared seated between Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in the very first cast photo, rumors and speculation about who she may be related to have run rampant. Our friends over at MakingStarWars.net have heard some interesting information about her backstory. This information is vague at best, and doesn't confirm any of the rumors or speculation about her lineage, but is still interesting. As usual, there is a chance this may not be true so if you don't want to know anything about The Force Awakens stop reading now. This is your SPOILER ALERT!
According to MSW,
- “Rey” is a pseudonym used by the hero in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- “Rey” was dropped off on Jakku by her parents.
- “Rey” doesn’t leave Jakku because she’s waiting for her parents to return. Should she leave, they may never find her.
- Her life on Jakku, living inside an AT-AT-turned-home makes Luke’s life on Tatooine look suburban and luxurious.
As you can see this doesn't confirm any of the rumors about her parentage and could work with either her being related to a legacy character (or two) or her being a completely new character. As for Rey being a pseudonym, this has been speculated and rumor a lot in the past, with many pointing to the name Kira being her real name (especially after it was spotted on set last year). It would be an interesting twist (and one that feels very Star Wars to me) if Han and Leia are Rey's parents and she doesn't want to leave Jakku because she fears her parents won't be able to find her parents are, because almost immediately after leaving Jakku she meets Han, and Leia not too long after that.
As always, this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.
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