Following up on my article how J.J. Abrams will be fixing Star Wars: Episode IX, now further details are learned how Kathleen Kennedy, Rian Johnson and Star Wars: The Last Jedi messed up Abrams’ original plans for the new trilogy.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi saw it revealed that Rey’s parents are nobodies, which many fans felt didn’t fit with the build up from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Actually, legendary composer John Williams agrees with the fans as well.
Now Simon Pegg reveals that it’s true.
“I know what JJ kind of intended or at least was being chucked around,” Simon Pegg said on a podcast. “I think that’s kind of been undone slightly by the last one. There was some talk of a relevant lineage for her.”
Simon Pegg confirms what I’ve long heard, JJ had a much different plan for Rey’s parentage. “I know what JJ kind of intended or at least was being chucked around. I think that’s kind of been undone slightly by the last one. There was some talk of a relevant lineage for her.” https://t.co/AksaUK35PQ
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) April 4, 2018
Simon Pegg played Unkar Plutt on the world where Rey grew up, so it’s not out of the question that he would have conversations with Abrams about who Rey really was and who her parents really were, but for whatever reason, Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson decided to scrap Abrams’ ideas.
Mark Hamill has also let it be known that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the reason Colin Trevorrow left directing Star Wars: Episode IX, as originally it was going to follow Abrams’ plans of having Luke Skywalker be alive, but again we see The Last Jedi changed things.
“I had discussions with Colin,” Hamill said about Star Wars: Episode IX. “I was very excited because we were on the same page in terms of where we wanted to go and how we wanted to see Luke in a way that we never seen him.”
This is contrary to Mark Hamill’s thoughts on Rian Johnson’s use of Luke in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“I said to Ryan, I said, ‘Jedi’s don’t give up. I mean even if he had a problem he would maybe take a year to try and regroup, but if he made a mistake he would try and right that wrong.’ So right there we had a fundamental difference, but it’s not my story anymore. It’s somebody else’s story, and Ryan needed me to be a certain way to make the ending effective. That’s the crux of my problem. Luke would never say that. I’m sorry.”