The young female Jedi played by Daisy Ridley is going to learn about her family and why she was left in Jakku.
New details of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" are unleashed. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, director/writer Rian Johnson confirms that the next installment will see Daisy Ridley's Rey finding out who her parents are and why she was abandoned in Jakku.
"To me, it's important insofar as it's important to her," the helmer says. "And I think it's important to her in terms of what is her place in all of this? What's going to define her in this story? She was told in the last movie that the answer's not in the past; it's looking forward. But she's showing up on this island to talk to this hero from the past."
Although Rey's family history is important, it doesn't seem to be a grand scheme. "Yes, it would potentially change her mind, or at least give her a little bit more peace in moving forward. But ultimately what's coming is coming, and whatever abilities she has are there. So, personally, I think it's less important than even she may think," Ridley explains.
The actress also says, "You can always look for answers and that doesn't mean that the rest of your life is so easy. It's not like, oh, I know who my parents are so now everything falls into shape, especially in the Star Wars world."
The "Last Jedi" is also expected to shed lights on Finn's history. "We will learn more about his past and where he came from, and potentially why he made the decision [to escape] that he made," John Boyega opens up. "I'm also very curious. The question that needs to be answered is why he decided to leave as a stormtrooper in the first place. We will find out just a little bit more about him."