With the follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens more than a year away, fans have turned to the internet, for now, to come up with their own theories and create a continuation of the story in their own Star Wars universes.
One such theory that has remained popular and has branched into various permutations is the one of Rey’s parents. But with so many concepts popping up around the web, there are some that just sound plain silly.
I say Rey is the daughter of a secret love child conceived in an affair between Obi-Wan and Aunt Beru.
It's a lonely desert.
— Riley (@TheRileyGuy) August 22, 2016
And some that could make an ounce of sense.
JJ Abrams just revealed detail about Rey's parents. Luke & Leia were Siblings & their Dad; Death Vader – Anakin https://t.co/rZka0CiCrO
— Rose (@morgandersfan) August 18, 2016
Though nothing is certain for now, below are some of the most plausible theories that could point to the center of the Universe (where Rey’s parents can be found).
The best Star Wars(t) theories on Rey’s Parents
As soon as the Rogue One trailer was revealed, fans immediately pointed out the possibility of Jyn Erso being Rey’s mother. And this may not be so far-fetched since the two share the same accent and slight physical similarities
Though it may be a bit of a cop-out, the last film’s ending could point to this possibility. Although, the Force Awakens director JJ Abrams, disproved this theory saying “Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII” at the Tribeca Film Festival, and then backtracked on his statement.
Lightsaber? Check. Kung-Fu cloth outfit? Check. British accent? Double check. Plausible it may be, though, Obi-Wan may be a bit too old to be the father, so another fan theory is that he is Rey’s grandfather.
Laura Dern’s Unknown Character
With the announcement of Laura Dern’s involvement in the movie, some fans started to theorize that she would be playing Rey’s mother. She has the resemblance and provides the perfect age to play the part, as some fans suggested.
Unknown Dead Parents (Killed by Luke)
Another theory is that a classic Star Wars twist (similar to the original trilogy) could happen at the end of the eighth movie, which would eventually lead to Luke revealing that he killed Rey’s parents. This would then push Rey to the Dark Side, becoming the villain of the Star Wars Universe.
Which one is your favorite? Have your own theories? Let us know in the comments section below, because we’re all bound to get it wrong, anyway.
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