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Rian Johnsosn: Rey's parents question is still open

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by McDiarmid, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. McDiarmid

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    Released today at ComicBookMovie.com:

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi definitely seemed to put the mystery surrounding Rey's parentage to bed for good, but director Rian Johnson now suggests that there could be more to the story.

    "Anything’s still open, and I’m not writing the next film. [J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio] are doing it. With all of these movies, Obi-Wan’s whole speech about a certain point of view always applies, so I think that you have to always think about the context of how information is given. But for me, dramatically, that’s why that reveal at that moment made sense."

    https://www.comicbookmovie.com/sci-...t-reys-parents-is-actually-still-open-a156676

    Removed "Official News" prefix
     
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    Just hope that she remains a nobody.
     
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    It would be somewhat unfair if they are now giving (officially) to a Rey Skywalker believers 2 more years of false hope, don't you think?
    Millions are going again to see ep IX. questioning who are her true parents (Disney knows its a motivating force to be reckoned with), only to be again reasured in ep IX she is no-one,
    ..but, than they at last know millions whish she is Skywalker...
     
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    Sigh ...
     
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    The article I cited in OP is released today at ComicoBookMovie.com, the link is cited.

    Original interview was from Huffington post released yesterday december 31.2017.

    I think if its Rian Johnson's statament its official infromation?

    In the OP there is no one single word from me.
     
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    This is one of the problems with the new trilogy: it's story isn't prepared or planned at all. The fact that JJ can change Rey's heritage is rather stupid as a matter of fact. I dont think it will happen though, i believe that Kathleen Kennedy is happy with Rey's backstory and, as all of us know, she, in the end, has the final word considering this trilogy.
     
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    Are all people really happy with Rey and 2 drunks?

    Its not just a question of radom = random.

    Question is did we really needed to find out it was two drunks and it stays as such in canon for eternity?

    Dramatically in ep VIII it did had story value...

    But for eternity, in canon, just nobody would suffice.

    Perhaps they change it, which I would agree, that Kylo a little overedid it with 2 drunks statement, that they were just two begars, a good people like their daughter, which just didn't had luck .
     
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    Rian Johnson: “I can’t speak to what they’re going to do [in Episode IX]. And there’s always, in these movies, a question of ‘a certain point of view.’” (December 16, 2017) (archive)

    Rian Johnson: "I did [talk to J. J. Abrams early on] yeah, oh yeah. Yeah. He didn’t, no, he didn’t dictate anything to me." "Well, I don’t know [his ideas]. He might have had thoughts in his head who it was going to be, but he didn’t dictate them to me. He left it open, you know." (December 18, 2017)

    Rian Johnson: "I’m not writing the next film, we’ll see how they handle it going forward, and as we all know in these movies, there’s always a certain point of view that’s involved." (December 20, 2017)

    Rian Johnson: "[My circumspection is because] I don't want to clamp it off with some kind of statement. The same way [Lucasfilm] gave me the freedom to go where I had to go, I had to do the same thing with [my successors working on Episode IX]." (December 21, 2017)

    Rian Johnson: “Anything’s still open [about Rey’s parentage], and I’m not writing the next film. [J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio] are doing it.” “With all of these movies, Obi-Wan’s whole speech about a certain point of view always applies, so I think that you have to always think about the context of how information is given. But for me, dramatically, that’s why that reveal at that moment made sense.” (December 31, 2017)
     
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    I can think of one good reveal in IX, that would tie in with TFA, TLJ and Kylo Ren.

    I wouldn't be surprised if JJ did it.
     
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    Yeah nothing new here. And don't shatter hopes of Reylo fans which are now on a roll. ;)
     
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    Thank you very much for your finest touch on the subject , as always.

    So it is an entire line of R.J. statements that make one official fact that Rey parents question is left open, from certain point of view even for dirrector of ep VIII.
     
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    The problem isn't Rey random for me, it's Rey the daughter of two drunk losers. Did they really have to make them lowlife scum? I remember the theory about Rey's parents being two characters from the Battlefront 2 game. I rolled my eyes at that theory at first, but now I would take it in a heartbeat! Two rebel fighters, who were somehow separated from Rey would be better than two scummy losers.
     
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    Logically:

    If Rian Johnson knows he made that story of 2 drunkards as one undeniable,indesputable truth(which he could have done in the film to be undeniable, but didn't), than any change made in ep IX about that matter will ruin credibility of his film.

    But of course, Rian Johnson , and we sough it, knows how he has done it.
    He knows he didn't do that 2 drunks talk the way it is undeniable indesputable truth in the film.

    He did made his vision,and in fact very plausible attempt of dark side on Rey, and also, an unexpected story,which fitts the narative purpose in his film, but, obviously by input, or simply by the power of his intellect, he left the door open for "different point of view" in the future.

    He made TLJ, and we know it, in such way that any other eventual story about Rey parents will not make harm to The Last Jedi story because 2 drunks can be truth indeed, or can be already under suspicion because it was in the same time hinted truth was fabricated by the Dark Side.
     
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    That's great.
     
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    The questions have been answered. The only thing that Rian does right now is toying with the fans and their expectations of things to revert to "the right way." And I thought that people would learn from past experiences...
     
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    I think Kylo put his own spin on things. By saying it that way, it makes his offer of joining him more attractive and hammers home the point that she's from trash.

    But let's assume they were junk traders. That doesn't mean they are filthy or drunks. They could have loved her but something happened. We just don't know.
     
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    If they were really junk traders it would be nice to know the whole story. Kylo certainly made them out to be scummy drunks who sold their own child for drinking money. I wish they'd expand on this story, but I won't hold out any hope!
     
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    This is eye rolling, stick to one vision, you can’t have it both ways. She’s either daughter of junk dealers or she isn’t. Why can’t they make up their minds
     
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    Of all the comments about how much "freedom" they have this article is the most cynical. Johnson just trolled the mystery box. And look we are generating free social media buzz discussing it.
     
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    Because they take a little pleasure in knowing that if they keep their options open, people will talk about their movies for the next 2 years.

    I just kind of wished that Disney had someone with a complete vision. Not just good directors and writers that can adapt, someone that could be what GL was during the OT. JJ and Rian didn't create this universe. Their minds don't live in this universe. I guess that's why the story group was heavily involved with TLJ. But it still would have been nice to have someone with a vision writing the stories for the greatest heroes in the history of cinema.
     
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