TV & FILM
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!
Simon Pegg confirms what I’ve long heard, JJ had a much different plan for Rey’s parentage. “I know what JJ kind of intended or at least was being chucked around. I think that’s kind of been undone slightly by the last one. There was some talk of a relevant lineage for her.” https://t.co/AksaUK35PQ
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) April 4, 2018
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.
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