Last week, the excellent first trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” arrived, and of course, there were lots of questions. Who is Ben Mendelsohn playing? Why wasn’t there more footage of Ben Mendelsohn? How will my brain and body react if/when Ben Mendelsohn and Mads Mikkelsen share a scene together? These are pressing concerns of our time but of course, there were many queries about who exactly Felicity Jones‘ rebellious Jyn Erso is. The immediate kneejerk reaction around the internet was, “Oh, duh, she’s Rey’s Mom.” But, not so fast fanboy theorists.
“I’m not being funny, you guys, but just because she’s white and got brown hair … it doesn’t mean she’s my mom,” Daisy Ridley told MTV. “I think the amazing thing about [Episode VII] is that Finn and Rey don’t come from anywhere, and they find a place. So to me, it’s funny that people think [Rey’s parentage is] so important because I don’t really think it is.”
Well, in fairness, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” does make a big deal about Rey being orphaned, so there’s a reason why people are curious about her background. But you can scratch Jones’ name off that list. Not everyone in the galaxy is related.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens on December 16th. Check out a mashup of the trailer for ‘Rogue One’ with “Star Wars: A New Hope” below.