Star Wars Episode IX: Rey Could Have Been a Kenobi Instead of Palpatine

Star Wars Episode IX Rey:

One of the big mysteries that The Force Awakens left us with was regarding Rey’s true lineage. Why was she so strong with the Force? A lot of theories went into exploring that. We were misdirected in The Last Jedi as the film revealed that Rey’s parents were a couple of nobodies. But The Rise of Skywalker picked up the mystery once again and revealed that Rey was actually a descendant of Emperor Sheev Palpatine. But apparently, the initial plans were very different. Daisy Ridley has just revealed that Rey could have actually been the granddaughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Daisey Ridley told the host Josh Gad that Rey wasn’t always going to have a Sith bloodline. When asked about the parentage, she said:

“No, at the beginning they were toying with an Obi-Wan connection. There were different versions and at one point she was no one… it kept changing.”

Star Wars Episode IX Rey
Star Wars Episode IX Rey

Well, if Rey would have been a Kenobi, then the story of The Rise of Skywalker would have been very different. Furthermore, we would have been left to expect some sort of a connection to Episode IX in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. But it’s clear that the plans for the franchise weren’t locked in from the beginning. Things kept changing as the franchise went on. Whether it was for the good or the bad, that’s upon you to decide.

Josh Gad also asked Ridley whether she would like to return to the franchise if Disney called her back about 10 years down the line. She replied:

“I mean, the world is a crazy place right now. 10 years seems an awfully long way away. I think never say never, but to me, Rise of Skywalker was tied up with a bow.”

The upcoming theatrical plans of Star Wars aren’t very clear for now. The Rise of Skywalker could lead to future spinoffs, but at the same time, people would like to watch something different than the franchise has to offer. That’s why, we believe that even if Rey Skywalker is to return, it won’t happen any time soon as the next Star Wars movie itself will arrive in 2023.

Vansh Mehra

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