By Matt O'Bryant
For the select few out there, who have not seen The Force Awakens consider this article to contain some mild spoilers.
While Star Wars: The Force Awakens answered some questions, it created a lot more of them! One of the main threads of the film has to do with family and relationships, and while we know who a couple of these new characters are and where they come from.....sort of. There is one that everyone is talking about and one that everyone wants to know. I assume you have already guessed who I'm alluding to and that is of course the lead protagonist of The Force Awakens, a young woman only known as Rey. Everyone is talking about Rey! Where does she come from? Why is she so powerful? And of course who is her Parents and/or family heritage? Is she the obvious choice...a Skywalker? Perhaps a Kenobi offspring, or maybe just a child born from the "Force" as they say. There are tons of theories out there and it's always fun to speculate.
Recently Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow spoke with Entertainment Tonight regarding this very subject and had this to say.
We're going to make sure that that answer is deeply and profoundly satisfying. Rey is a character that is important in this universe, not just in the context of The Force Awakens, but in the entire galaxy. She deserves it. We'll make sure that that answer is something that feels like it was something that happened a long time ago, far away, and we're just telling you what happened.
That is very cool to hear from a guy who has the final say of the final chapter of what could possibly be the most epic saga of all time.
Trevorrow also goes on to reveal a little bit about what his position is on all the classic iconic Star Wars characters we have all come to know and love over the years. He also reveals a little of how they will fit into his Episode IX.
They are icons, but they're also people that have suffered tremendous loss and challenge over the course of all these films, [Episode IX] is something that needs to honor a story that's been told over a period of 40 years, I don't want to ignore any of it, and I respect all of it. It's something I think the fan base is going to embrace.
SOURCE: ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT