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Star Wars quietly confirms Rey's father wasn't who we thought

Star Wars quietly confirms Rey's father wasn't who we thought

Who’s ya daddy?

In the 2015 movie, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens we were introduced to the new character of the franchise, Rey, who at the time, we knew very little about.

Before I proceed, I am about to go into major spoiler territory for not only Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, but also Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, so you have been warned. When we were first introduced to Rey in The Force Awakens, we knew very little about the character but that all changed with a massive reveal related to one of the biggest evils of the franchise.

Check out Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker trailer below!

In terms of Rey’s origins, in The Force Awakens, all we knew about her parents was that they were “nobody”, however, that changed with a big reveal in The Rise of Skywalker. It was revealed that Rey was a daughter (so to speak) of a clone of Emperor Palpatine, but it seems there may be a little more to that initial reveal.

In the novelisation Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Expanded Edition), it’s been revealed that the Emperor Palpatine clone was a failed clone. What’s more, reports that Emperor Palpatine actor, Ian McDiarmid, stated that the failed cloning detail was supposed to feature in The Rise of Skywalker but was removed for whatever reason.

But that is not all, because as reported by Screen Rant, the man who Rey initially believed to be her father was actually a failed clone from Emperor Palpatine. Seriously, this all sounds like an episode of the Jerry Springer Show.

It’s certainly interesting to learn a little more about Rey’s origins, especially as her story was shrouded in so much mystery in the movies from 2015 to 2019. Whether those details will be explored further into potential new Star Wars movies, remains to be seen.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Expanded Edition) is available wherever you buy your books from. As for the entire Star Wars live-action movies and TV series, they’re all available to stream now on Disney Plus, including the latest show, The Acolyte.

Featured Image Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd/Disney

Topics: Disney, Star Wars, TV And Film