The backstory for Rey in the worlds ninth highest grossing film of all time, The Last Jedi, could have been significantly different and, according to writer / director Rian Johnson it could have been completely insane.
Speaking on the /Filmcast podcast, Johnson went through the list of possibilities that could have been Rey’s backstory.
I honestly listed everything I could think of. Even awful possibilities where I said, ‘This is not what we’re going to do.
I mean the less silly one was, ‘Is she a clone?’ Anything that’s a theory on Reddit now, I guarantee was listed on that document.
The silliest one was, ‘Is she a robot?’ OK, we’ve seen a bio-mechanical realistic flesh hand on Luke, could the technology have advanced significantly in the 30 years, and then I just started laughing. Look forward to the ‘Rey was almost a robot’ headlines.