When it comes to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” one of its key moments has proven the most divisive – that of Kylo Ren revealing the truth about Rey’s parents.
Some “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” fans spent years between the films theorising over their identity. Then along comes ‘Last Jedi’ which says they were effectively nobodies. Since then there’s been debates galore – was Kylo Ren lying? Not according to director Rian Johnson.
Certainly the reveal fits entirely in with the anti-aristocratic themes of ‘Last Jedi’ which takes the Force out of the realms of being seen only as a ‘blood inheritance’ style deal and re-affirms the idea it’s a power some random person could easily be gifted in.
Of course, J.J. Abrams is co-writing and directing the next film and Johnson tells The Huffington Post that Episode IX could certainly take things in another direction if Abrams wants to:
“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.”
The comments come as a rumor over at The Daily Record suggests Johnson’s new trilogy of “Star Wars” films is looking at locations in northern Scotland to film with a June start date being targeted – far earlier than seems plausible.