In a Q&A session sponsored by Vanity Fair, J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, took video questions from various well-known names in media and entertainment. One of those was none other than George Lucas himself, who took an opportunity to troll Abrams about “Darth Vader’s grandchildren.”
“What happened to Darth Vader’s grandchildren?” George asks.
“You tell me, man! You made all this sh*t up.”
Of course, we can’t necessarily infer anything with regard to Episode VII from this exchange, but it’s fun to try. Two of the biggest names in Star Wars right now just discussed Darth Vader’s grandchildren. Is there some kind of conspiracy between George Lucas and J.J. Abrams? Were the descendants of Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker part of George’s early treatments for the script for The Force Awakens? Perhaps George is jokingly referring to those treatments in asking J.J. what he did with that important element of the original story in his and Kasdan’s script.
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Or, it could simply be that both George and J.J. are well aware of the fan theories that Rey and possibly Kylo Ren are offspring of either Luke or Leia. The most popular theory (and the one I’m betting on) is that Rey and Kylo are the daughter and son of Leia and Han. They might even be twins, considering the gene for producing twins is often passed on from generation to generation.
Regardless whether or not there any hidden meanings behind this exchange (it’s probably a mixture of meaning and jesting), I think George did a pretty good job at trolling the man who’s taken over direction of his franchise. Well-played, sir.