Star Wars: Why Episode IX won’t retcon The Last Jedi


A lot of people think Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is going to retcon The Last Jedi well I’m here to tell it’s not going to for two big and important reasons.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a very divisive movie. A lot of people had problems such as the way Luke was treated in the movie and the reveal about Rey’s parents.

Some people hated it and a lot of people loved it for doing something different from previous Star Wars movies. Many have speculated The Rise of Skywalker will retcon The Last Jedi and, well, I’m here to tell it’s not going to for two big and important reasons.

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The first is Rian Johnson told Rolling Stone  that J.J. Abrams told Daisy Ridley who Rey’s parents were while filming The Force Awakens. Johnson also said that he didn’t have to follow what Abrams said.

Unlike almost everyone else in the world, Ridley has known for years who Rey’s parents are since Abrams told her years ago. Ridley believes that nothing ever changed. In the same Rolling Stone article, she said:

"“I thought what I was told in the beginning is what it is.”  Which is odd, because Johnson insists he had free rein to come up with any answer he wanted to the question. “I wasn’t given any directive as to what that had to be,” he says. “I was never given the information that she is this or she is that.”"

So for those hoping that Abrams will retcon what  Johnson did, Abrams knew the answer before The Last Jedi came out. So he is not going to do that.

The second reason is Rey’s parents being nobody is very important as it shows that you don’t have to be born from greatness to be great. You don’t have to be born from a royal family or a have great Jedi lineage to be powerful in the force. I love that about this movie

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres worldwide on December 20.