Date: 18th April 2016
J.J. Abrams has already said he knows who Rey’s parents are, but he of course isn’t naming names.
And speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, the Force Awakens director revealed who her parents aren’t.
During the audience Q&A after the talk between Abrams and Chris Rock concluded, a young fan asked the question on many Star Wars fans’ minds: Who are Rey’s parents?
At first Abrams jokingly told the kid to get out. But then he may have dropped a big clue about the identity of Daisy Ridley’s character’s mom and dad: "Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII. So I can’t possibly say in this moment who they are. But I will say it is something that Rey thinks about, too."
That information seems to contradict popular speculation that Rey could be Luke’s daughter or the daughter of Luke’s sister Leia, and possibly Han Solo, making her Kylo Ren’s sister.
At the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, Abrams said of Rey’s parents: "I know quite a bit."
"Obviously it’s not for me to talk about in this moment because this is Episode VIII director Rian Johnson’s story to continue now," Abrams continued. "The last thing I’m going to do is reveal something that he would be upset about. I want to make sure that Rian gets the courtesy that he showed me."
But with many more Star Wars films in the pipeline, including Episode VIII, perhaps in time fans, and Rey, will find out more about her family.
Source: Press Release