Simon Pegg admits Rey’s parentage was undone in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Will it be addressed in Episode IX?

Simon Pegg has admitted that Rey’s parentage story line was undone in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Pegg voiced the alien Unkar Plutt in 2015’s The Force Awakens and revealed that there was talk about Rey’s lineage during production.

He said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast: ”I know what [director] JJ [Abrams] kind of intended, well, at least what was sort of being chucked around. I think that’s kind of been undone slightly by the last one. There was some talk about, you know, a kind of relevant lineage for her. But I honestly don’t know, and I don’t know if anybody knows. We shall see.”

Following the release of The Force Awakens, many fans speculated that Rey played by Daisy Ridley, was related to the Skywalker family or she was Obi Wan Kenobi’s granddaughter.

But neither plotline materialised in The Last Jedi with director Rian Johnson deciding to have Rey be told by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) that her parents were junk traders who sold her for drinking money.

It still remains to be seen whether Abrams will address her parentage in Episode IX.

Meanwhile, Pegg also responded to speculation that Quentin Tarantino could direct a Star Trek movie, saying that he doubts the project will materialise.

“I don’t think Quentin is going to direct it,” Pegg said. “Because he’s got in his California movie [Charles Manson film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood] to do and then I think only doing one more film after that. And I doubt, I don’t think he could get around to directing a Star Trek in two-three years.”

Tarantino spoke about his love of Star Trek and vision for a potential full-length movie back in 2015. He told Nerdist: “The only thing that limited them was their ’60s budget and eight-day shooting schedule.You could take some of the classic Star Trek episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some amazing, amazing stuff.”

Tarantino’s next movie, which will be based around the Manson family murders, is expected to be released in August 2019. Find out everything we know about it so far here.