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Director Of 'The Last Jedi' Just Responded To Backlash About Rey's Parents

By Chet Dawson

Major spoilers in this article, proceed only if you've seen The Last Jedi...

A huge mystery was introduced in The Force Awakens -- episode 7 in the Star Wars saga -- which centered around Rey: Who were her parents and why did they abandon her? After all, she seemed to be filled with the Force, just as young Luke Skywalker was in A New Hope, and we know who his father turned out to be.

You may recall the scene in TFA in which Rey touches Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and is transported to a hellscape where the dark side seems to be winning over light.

Once Rey snaps out of it, Maz observes:

"That lightsaber was Luke's and his father's before him. And now it calls to you."