"I've seen all of the theories. What I do know is that we're going to make sure that that answer is deeply and profoundly satisfying, because Rey is a character that is important in this universe, not just in the context of The Force Awakens but in the entire galaxy, and she deserves it. So we'll make sure that that answer is something that feels like it was-it's something that happened a long time ago [in a galaxy] far, far away, we're just telling you what happened."
The most popular theory swirling around the internet is that Rey is the daughter of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who she meets for the first time at the very end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Others claim that she is actually a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi, while some think she is the daughter of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), which would make her the sister of the villainous Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Of course, Colin Trevorrow wouldn't address any of the rumors directly, but he did add that he wants to acknowledge the movies that came before Star Wars: Episode IX.
"By the time we get to Episode IX, I look at that movie as one movie, as three movies, as six movies, and as nine movies. It's something that needs to honor a story that has been told over a period of 40 years... Star Wars is a belief system, it's not just a story and it's not just a movie, and it's something I take very seriously."
We still have a long way to go before Star Wars: Episode IX arrives on our screens, though. The first standalone, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, arrives 16 December, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII on 26 May 2017, Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo on 25 May 2018, Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019 and Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett in 2020. Are you looking forward to seeing all of these questions about Rey finally get answered?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out now.