After nearly melting the internet on Friday night, following a comment regarding the parentage of Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams felt the need to clarify said comment…
Do you remember where you were when the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens — J.J. Abrams — told host Chris Rock and a packed house at the Tribeca Film Festival that Rey’s parents weren’t in Episode VII?
Okay, so maybe it wasn’t that big of a deal, but if you’ve been obsessively searching every scrap of information from The Force Awakens — including reading every book published on the film, rewatching the movie more times than anyone you know, and establishing chat rooms on the Dark Web called Illuminati and Rey: Why Snoke is Rey’s Dad — then perhaps Abrams’ reveal, last night, was a little shocking.
Here it is again, in case you forgot:
Yep, still stings, doesn’t it Rey Skywalker truthers? Well, fret no more, as our pals at Entertainment Weekly, caught up with Abrams after the Q&A session where he made that now infamous comment, and the director clarified his phrasing…you know, to sooth the internet’s raging wounds.
"“What I meant was that she doesn’t discover them in Episode VII. Not that they may not already be in her world.”"
So there you have it, Luke Skywalker is totally Rey’s father and J.J. Abrams just confirmed it. I’m kidding, I need professional help. What is nice about Abrams clarifying his statement, however, is that the possibility of Luke actually being her father is indeed back on the table, as well as a myriad of other players from the Star Wars universe. Thank you J.J. Abrams, for setting the internet back to rights, because “ticking time-bomb” doesn’t do it justice, when describing the chaos you set-off.