J. J. Abrams explains why The rise of Skywalker retcons Rey, the lineage – CNET

J. J. Abrams explains why The rise of Skywalker retcons Rey, the lineage – CNET

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Daisy Ridley as Rey, The rise of Skywalker.


The identity of Rey’s seemed to have parents in the Star Wars universe answered by Rian Johnson’ s the last of The Jedi – : they were nobodies, dirty, junk-dealer, which out sold her for drinking money on the slave planet Jakku.

But J. J. Abrams’ follow-up, The rise of Skywalker, if a second, final answer: Rey’s dad is in reference to Emperor Palpatine, and was later clarified to be a failed clone of the movie novelization. Rey’s parents gave up to protect you from her evil grandfather.

on the occasion of the Academy screening last week (via Collider), Abrams has since addressed why he and writer Chris Terrio chose to effectively retcon that element of the story.

“I think one of the themes of [the last of The Jedi] is that anyone can be anything, regardless of where you come from,” Abrams said, the recognition of Johnson’s take on the character of cultural heritage.

“And I don’t know if it resonates with everyone, but I think there are quite a few people who appreciate the idea comes from a place that you are not particularly excited and proud.”

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But, Abrams’ wanted to take Rey to a still darker place.

“And even though I understand completely, “you’re nobody’ is a devastating thing, the me the pain, the more shocking thing was, the idea that you from the worst possible place.

“And is the thing that you feel, that you know is a part of you somehow, that you followed, is that your fate? And the idea that there are things that is more powerful than the blood, as Luke says, the thing was to convey a really important thing for us.”

The ascent of Skywalker contain several elements that seemed to retcon his predecessors: The reduced role of the Rose, Tico inspired criticism of unfair erasure, while Palpatine and his surprise return from the dead yoinked Kylo Ren’s Supreme leader, the title from The Last of the Jedi.

you can see that these retcons, and more by streaming The ascent of Skywalker, now to digital. Or, better yet, watch Johnson ‘ s knives.

Released on Thu, 19 Mar 2020 22:56:42 +0000

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