TheoryLoop: Who are Rey's parents in Star Wars?
Welcome to TheoryLoop, a Looper series focused on exploring popular fan theories about your favorite TV shows and movies. From Game of Thrones to the next Star Wars movie and beyond, join me every week as I breakdown and explain fan theories for you and give my opinions on how likely they are to be true.
This week, we're going to take a look at one of the biggest mysteries in the galaxy: who are Rey's parents in the new Star Wars trilogy? Fan speculation about the character's backstory almost as soon as Daisy Ridley was announced for the role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Could she be Luke's daughter? What about Han and Leia? Obi-wan? Snoke? Let's take a look at who may have parented this fierce and Force-sensitive young lady, and then you can be the judge. But fair warning—below the cut, this article contains spoilers for The Force Awakens as well as all the other Star Wars movies, Rebels, Expanded Universe/Legends canon, and pretty much anything with the words "Star Wars" slapped on it. You've been warned!