'Star Wars' Reveals New Details About "Rey's" Parents - But Fans Aren't Happy!
Reportedly, a novel version of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has revealed new details about the parents of "Rey" in Star Wars. Fans are unhappy about the revelation, which wasn't in the films! Spoilers follow...
When Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concluded the new trilogy of Star Wars films, some questions were left unanswered.
But a new novel version of The Rise of Skywalker is clearing up some uncertainty - specifically regarding the identity of "Rey's" parents. Spoilers begin below!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - New details emerge
In The Rise of Skywalker movie, "Rey" is referenced vaguely as the granddaughter of "Emperor Palpatine," the iconic Star Wars villain portrayed by Ian McDiarmid. There had been speculation since Star Wars: The Force Awakens that "Rey's" parentage could include figures such as "Luke Skywalker."
But the new Rise of Skywalker novel confirms that "Palpatine" is her grandfather - and father? The book reportedly has a clone of "Palpatine" as the father of "Rey," which is why she's called his granddaughter in the film.
Star Wars confirms the parents of "Rey": A "Palpatine" clone?
"Rey's" parents in The Rise of Skywalker: Fans aren't buying it
According to the book, "Palpatine" attempted to create a new "bodily vessel," which failed. But this clone went on to father "Rey."
Fans are quite displeased with the news. Many are unsurprised that it was left out of the movie - which had already divided fans to begin with.
Red Letter Media scores the top Twitter response
How embarrassing!— Red Letter Media (@redlettermedia) March 5, 2020
Another Twitter user pointed out the apparent absurdity of the Star Wars novel's backstory for "Rey."
aight so let me explain for all the confused ppl in the replies of this. rey's father was a hated and defective clone of palpatine, aka he wasn't force sensitive. he somehow got away from palps, fell in love, aaaand then rey happened.— arabs for kylo ren || #HAPPYBIRTHDAYBENSOLO (@xoxoreyloxoxo) March 5, 2020
Star Wars viewers are among the most devoted fandoms out there! When they feel their favourite franchise has been slighted, they make it known. And they don't care for this new revelation about "Rey."