Rian Johnson's idea for the Last Jedi's most divisive twist was unconcerned

Rian Johnson's idea for the Last Jedi's most divisive twist was unconcerned ...

The Last Jedi, a 2017 adaptation of the film, is still debated by the fanbase, with some referring to Luke Skywalker's disillusioned old man as a casino guy.

Although Boyega's remarks have enraged the anti-TLJ crowd, Daisy Ridley is taking a more neutral stance.

On the desert planet Jakku, we first met Rey as an orphan scrapper who sewed a living while thinking about her parentage, which may or may not have prompted great expectations, as shown in The Rise of Skywalker: Emperor Palpatine.

The Last Jedi presented Rey with a family tree void of lengthy Wookieepedia entries. When the Force revealed her parents to be non-descript blobs, Kylo Ren "confirmed" to Rey that her parents were "nothing," referring to them as "filthy junk traders [who] sold you off for drinking money."

In other words, despite Lucasfilm's instalment of the Rey family in The Force Awakens, the follow-up's answer was that she wasn't actually related to anyone significant to the story. For many in the audience, the message behind this twist was clear: great heroes can come from anywhere in the galaxy, and they don't have to be born a Skywalker or a Kenobi.

Some fans viewed the revelation as as hard as Rey, claiming that Johnson sought surprise value rather than developing the character: “But while speaking to Rolling Stone (via Variety), Ridley said the "no one" parentage idea came from Abrams himself: "So it wasn't just 'The Last Jedi' where that was the message."

Ridley argues that the reason for Abrams changing his mind in The Last Jedi was to defy angry fans, or was there always a deliberate effort to enliven the parentage mystery in three films, with the second providing a fake out revelation to challenge the hero? Ridley will not say, but she believes that both sides of Rey's story have merit.

“What was really interesting about the last one, for me, was that you can be a hero and not come from anywhere, or you can be a hero and come from literally the worst person in the universe. You are not your parents, you are not your grandparents, you are not your bloodline, and you are not the generations before you.”

Ridley responded with a workman-like tone, saying, "It's beyond my pay grade... I say the words, do the thing." She further highlighted the advantages of both the Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker lines, adding, "I do like the version of, where you can correct injustices, but you can't help what you're born into."

Ridley did her best to restore peace to the Star Wars galaxy, but will there be a cease-fire in the comments sections across cyberspace? One can only hope.