Pack-up your tinfoil hats, and get out your fire extinguishers because Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams may have just melted the internet with a possible earth shattering secret about Rey’s parents…
Comedian Chris Rock was hired to do an interview…an interview with super director J.J. Abrams; the very same J.J. Abrams who resurrected the Star Wars franchise quite wonderfully (and successfully I might add), with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Anyway, at the Tribeca Film Festival, Chris Rock joking asked Abrams who Rey’s parents were, and @emily chi was there to catch and record Abram’s surprising answer for Twitter.
Yes, you heard that right, J.J. Abrams just said Rey’s parents were not in Episode VII. That means that if Abrams wasn’t joking around — and we have no reason to believe that he would be — then that rules out Luke Skywalker as Rey’s father.
I just don’t understand why the crowd was laughing at Abrams’ answer. It was as if they almost were in total disbelief. The totally cool and amazing folks over at Nerdist, do bring up one good point, however, and it’s the Khan Theory:
"“If we are to take Abrams at his word here (and before we commit to that path outright, let’s remind ourselves of the Great Khan Debacle of 2013).”"
The Khan Theory (or Great Khan Debacle) refers to Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, where the director did everything in his power to hide the fact that actor Benedict Cumberbatch was playing Khan. In fact, at one point, he out-right said that Khan was not in the film. In fact, Abrams told MTV that his biggest regret was actually lying about Khan.
So the real question is: Would Abrams do it all again? Would he pull another Khan Debacle, in regards to Rey’s parentage? I don’t think so. I think you have to take the director at his word, and just understand that for now, the mystery of Rey’s parents just got a whole lot more mysterious.