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Lucasfilm Executive Shoots Down Popular Star Wars Theory About Rey’s Parents

June 1, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
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Star Wars fans have been debating for months whether JJ Abrams will undo Rian Johnson’s decision to have Rey’s parents be “filthy junk traders” in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The latest theory making the rounds is from Jason Ward of the Making Star Wars podcast (h/t Uproxx): “Rey is Han Solo’s daughter. But she is not Leia Organa’s daughter – and therefore is not a Skywalker… Leia and Han were estranged when she began training with Luke. When she did not complete that training she returned to Han, but Ben Solo knew of the affair (although not about Rey), and began acting out, and this was when he was sent to Luke.”

But don’t get too attached to that theory, as Pablo Hidalgo, who is the Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive, shot that theory down, saying it doesn’t fit with the timeline: “That doesn’t fit with the timeline. Han and Leia were together up until about 5 years before TFA when it all went to hell, and Rey is 19.”