When The Last Jedi premiered, one the biggest processing points afterward was how the story handled the question Rey’s lineage. There was a ton speculation after The Force Awakens about which grand bloodline the burgeoning Jedi hailed from, and then … director Rian Johnson rendered all that examination irrelevant when (spoiler) Kylo Ren makes Rey tearfully admit that she comes from nowhere special and she’s always known that, deep down. Now, in a new interview on the podcast Happy Sad Confused, Simon Pegg says Force director J.J. Abrams had a different plan for Rey’s future, but that Johnson’s Jedi effectively erased it.
Pegg then insisted that he wasn’t aware enough details to spill them in public now. “I don’t know. I don’t know Laughs]. I think Unkar Plutt is Rey’s real father,” Pegg said, putting his character from Force Awakens in the paternity lottery. “There was some talk about, you know, a kind relevant lineage for her. But I honestly don’t know, and I don’t know if anybody knows. We shall see.”