It's been months since Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit cinemas but people are still talking about the movie, particularly who could Rey be calling mommy and daddy. Fan theories abound, of course, but if there's anyone you're going to want to pay attention to in your quest for the truth, that would be J.J. Abrams.
The director has said before that he already knows who Rey's parents are but hasn't named names, saying that he wants to give Rian Johnson courtesy as Episode VIII's director. However, he does offer a few hints who AREN'T her parents while talking at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Abrams was interviewed by Chris Rock, where they talked about Star Wars, how Alias came to be and how he landed his directorial debut with Mission: Impossible III, among others. The event was then followed by a Q&A session for the audience. A young fan asked the one question that has been running on the minds of Star Wars fans since The Force Awakens came out: Who are Rey's parents?
After jokingly telling the kid to get out, Abrams dropped a big hint about Rey's mom and dad, saying that they were not in Episode VII.
That's the sound of money being passed around as bets are collected from those who chose to place their money on Rey being either Luke's daughter or Leia's, making her Kylo Ren' sister.
Not that you can blame them. How The Force Awakens unfolded was certainly set up to have anyone thinking along those lines. Now, if only movies were always so straighforward with what they meant.
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Abrams, however, and the director took the opportunity to clarify his earlier comments.
"What I meant was that she doesn't discover them in Episode VII. Not that they may not already be in her world," he said.
I guess the mystery of who Rey's parents are won't be fully solved until Episode VIII hits theaters in 2017. There are other burning Star Wars questions to be answered but for now, we're just going to have to make do with knowing why C-3PO has a red arm in The Force Awakens.