Todays episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast welcomes Trek Wars alumni Simon Pegg, who chats about his involvement in both galaxy’s and drops a huge bit of information regarding the originally planned direction of Daisy Ridley’s Rey, which appears to have been somewhat altered by Rian Johnson in The Last Jedi.
Simon Pegg confirms what I’ve long heard, JJ had a much different plan for Rey’s parentage. “I know what JJ kind of intended or at least was being chucked around. I think that’s kind of been undone slightly by the last one. There was some talk of a relevant lineage for her.” https://t.co/AksaUK35PQ
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) April 4, 2018
It’s worth remembering, nothing is immutable. Rey only knows what she saw in the cave on Ahch-To, which at that point had no reason to reveal any homes truths to her, and by the words of Kylo Ren, who at this point is a less than reliable source of information. It could well be that J.J’s original plans come to fruition in Episode 9.