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Apparently J.J. Abrams Had Much Different Plans for Rey’s Parents Than Rian Johnson

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brian-mcgee - April 4, 2018

MTV News cut-up Josh Horowitz took to Twitter to blab about a conversation he had on the HappySadConfused Podcast with Simon Pegg that confirms what all the haters already knew. Rey was supposed to be SOMEBODY!

So there you have it Last Jedi haters. Feel vindicated in your hatred of this decision by Rian Johnson to make her parents nobodies. Feel the hate flow through you. Ah, who the hell am I kidding, you guys are experts at this sort of thing. You've already got your "c-word" pitchforks and your "sjw" torches all lined up and ready to go.

I'll be curious to see if they retcon this decision in Episode IX. My bet is yes, because J.J. wants to make everyone happy, and the best way to do that is to go back on a decision that some people actually like, and thereby alienate that half of the fan base. Because Star Wars is like politics now. Omnipresent and full of vitriol on both sides of the fandom. So draw up sides, y'all, because it's Star Wars time.

header image via StarWars.com

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