by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
“Jyn Erso is Rey’s mom. Jyn Erso is Rey’s mom. Jyn Erso is Rey’s mom….”
That was all the internet could say after seeing the Rogue One trailer for this December’s first Star Wars Spinoff film. Everyone was desperate for an answer to a question that I don’t think should be answered at all – the question of the parentage of Rey, the orphan from the planet Jakku who has an uncanny knack of using the Force introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
But to everyone who NEEDS that type of closure to make themselves feel good – well we might have some bad news for you.
At the MTV Movie Awards, Daisy Ridley (the actress who portrays Rey) was asked about what she thinks regarding all this “Jyn Erso is Rey’s mom” speculation running rampant:
I’m not being funny, you guys, but just because she’s white and got brown hair … it doesn’t mean she’s my mom.
I think the amazing thing about [The Force Awakens] is that Finn and Rey don’t come from anywhere, and they find a place. So to me, it’s funny that people think it’s so important, because I don’t really think it is.
Could Ridley be hinting at the main Star Wars films branching outside of the usual Skywalker family tree and following the story of another space-faring family lineage in future films?
We might have to wait until the next two films of the proper trilogy come out so that means we might be waiting until sometime in 2019 (which in this day and age of instant gratification is akin to torture). But I’m all for it. Good things are worth waiting for – and a story like this should be treated with the respect it deserves.