SPOILER ALERT: The following article contains massive spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If you have not yet seen the film, and don’t wish to know any major details about it before you do, please bookmark this article and return after your screening!
Director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is full of shocking events and revelations, but few are on par with the information disclosed regarding Rey’s parents. Fans have spent years speculating who the heroine’s mother or father could be, guessing that it could be someone as important as Obi-wan Kenobi… but the ultimate answer is “None of the Above.” As told to Rey by Kylo Ren, her parents were nobodies who sold her on Jakku and then died a few years later. It’s epic news to learn, but Johnson recently revealed to me why he decided that it was the move that had to be made: