While fans of The Last Jedi celebrated the originality of the film in comparison to The Force Awakens, there were a few moments in the film that felt contradictory to the mysteries set up in Episode VII. Two fo the biggest fan complaints that have caused quite the division between Star Wars fans since the December release of The Last Jedi focus on two of the new characters introduced in The Force Awakens: Rey and Supreme Leader Snoke.
With Snoke, fans just wanted more from the villain, whose presence in Episode VII caused a number of fan theories to pop up online in the two years between films that were left on the Throne Room floor along with both halves of Snoke. As for Rey, the question of where this new light in the Force came from seemed to be a central question of the newest Star Wars trilogy, though that was also answered by Rian Johnson in The Last Jedi, despite fans hoping for more than what we received.
Johnson addressed this particular issue, revealing that there could be more coming from the revelation of Rey’s parents, though he won’t be involved with it:
“Anything’s still open, and I’m not writing the next film,” he told The Huffington Post. “[Abrams and Terrio] are doing it.”
With so many of Abrams posed mysteries abandoned in favor of further propelling some of the new heroes of the Star Wars universe, it remains to be seen if returning director J.J. Abrams will tackle the sore subject of Rey’s parentage, who were revealed in The Last Jedi to be nothing more than junk smugglers who sold off Rey for a way to leave Jakku, though that information was revealed by Kylo Ren, who may not be the most reliable source of information.
Looks like fans hoping for more from the revelation of Rey’s parents could be pleasantly surprised by what Abrams and Terrio bring to Episode IX, though if we’ve learned anything from The Last Jedi, it might be to just let the story tell itself in 2019.