When The Last Jedi premiered, one of the biggest processing points afterward was how the story handled the question of Rey’s lineage. There was a ton of speculation after The Force Awakens about which grand bloodline the burgeoning Jedi hailed from, and then … director Rian Johnson rendered all of 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 of 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 of relevant lineage for her. But I honestly don’t know, and I don’t know if anybody knows. We shall see.”