EW has issued yet another deep dive into Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and in it we learn a bit more about Rey’s journey in the film, in particular, her discoveries about her past. It appears that we will finally get that answer in The Last Jedi, but according to Johnson and Ridley, the answer doesn’t really matter in terms of where Rey will end up on her journey.
Johnson even want as far as saying that Rey’s past isn’t that important to the overall narrative in The Last Jedi, but it is to Rey, so it will be explored. The Director said, “To me, it’s important insofar as it’s important to her, and I think it’s important to her in terms of what is her place in all of this? What’s going to define her in this story? She was told in the last movie that the answer’s not in the past; it’s looking forward. But she’s showing up on this island to talk to this hero from the past.” So Rey will learn about her past, but in the end it will be the decisions she makes now that will shape her future.
Ridley had a similar explanation of the reveal of her lineage. She told EW, “Yes, it would potentially change her mind, or at least give her a little bit more peace in moving forward. But ultimately what’s coming is coming, and whatever abilities she has are there. So, personally, I think it’s less important than even she may think.” Sounds great, but as a fan I can tell you it’s way more important than how Ridley and Johnson are interpreting it. It’s everything really, or maybe it will be nothing, but I just find that hard to believe considering her strong connection to the Force and what that may entail.
Daisy also went on to say that no character in this film will easily fall on the good and bad sides of the force. She’s implying that good people can make bad decisions and vice versa. Daisy explained to EW that, “What’s wonderful is it’s not so cut and dry, who’s good and who’s bad and that’s not me saying, ‘Oh, my God, some people are gonna go bad,’” Ridley says. “There’s always room for bad people to make good decisions and vice versa. Again, that could be nothing to do with your parents and it could be everything to do with your parents.”
What may be even more interesting about this article is that it also mentions that we may get a bit more of Finn’s past revealed, at least what motivated him to escape the First Order as a Stormtrooper. Boyega explained that, “We will learn more about his past and where he came from, and potentially why he made the decision [to escape] that he made. I’m also very curious. The question that needs to be answered is why he decided to leave as a stormtrooper in the first place. We will find out just a little bit more about him.” It also sounds like if we ever do dive deeper into his lineage that it would take place in Episode IX over The Last Jedi.
Boy oh boy are these articles revealing or what? There’s one more to come, so stay tuned for your take on it by your’s truly.
“Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”