Kathleen Kennedy explains why Rey can’t be a Kenobi

When deciding who Rey’s father should be, the Lucasfilm boss claims Obi-Wan Kenobi was never an option.

In an interview for Vanity Fairthe president of Lucasfilm at Disney, Kathleen Kennedyrecalled that Obi-Wan Kenobi could never have been the father of Rey, the heroine of the last trilogy Star Wars. She explains : ” The biggest problem is talking about Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and the issue of attachment and selflessness. If he had a child, there would have been an impact on these rules which make up his morals. There were certainly a lot of ideas thrown around about this, but anything that Obi-Wan lacked in this regard was ruled out as contrary to everything George created in the mythology. »

When this new female character was integrated into the Star Wars universe with Episode VII, many theories around her identity were explored. The most popular suggested that she was affiliated with the Skywalker line through Luke, or the Solo through Leia and Han, or the Kenobi. But they all turned out to be wrong in The Last Jedi. Episode VIII made fans realize that Rey was abandoned at a very young age by her parents, and that she didn’t have blood from any of the iconic bloodlines.

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It was without counting on the last part of this trilogy, The Rise of the Skywalkers, where the origins of the young Jedi were unveiled: the Palpatine line, since she is the granddaughter of the Sith Emperor. However, she rejects this name to adopt that of her master: Skywalker.

In the casting of this last trilogy, we found Daisy Ridley in the lead role, John Boyega for the rebel Finn, Adam Driver was Kylo Ren and Oscar Isaac played pilot Poe Dameron. The old ones were also back: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher resumed their emblematic trio, composed of Luke, Han and Leia.

The next Star Wars and Lucasfilm creation is none other than the series on Obi-Wan Kenobi, which will be released on Disney+ on May 27. The trailer right here:

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