Star Wars Boss Explains Why Rei Kenobi wasn’t a real possibility

Kathleen Kennedy explains why Obi-Wan Kenobi was never an option when settling on the identity of Rey’s father in the sequel Star Wars trilogy.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy explained why Obi-Wan Kenobi is the father star Wars The sequel trilogy protagonist Ray was never possible.

Kennedy discussed the issue of making Ray the daughter of a legendary Jedi Master in a recent interview Vanity Fair. “The bigger issue is the talk about Obi-Wan as a Jedi master, and the issue of attachment and selflessness,” she said. “For Obi-Wan to have a child, you really, really, really influence the rules around the Jedi. What does that mean? If that has been explored—and certainly there’s been a lot of ideas coming out—but anything Obi-Wan has dealt with in this regard has been to Pretty much off the table because it flies in the face of all that George has created in mythology.”


The identity of Ray’s parents was a mystery when the character was introduced in 2015 The force wakes up. Fans immediately began speculating that she belonged to one of the notable dynasties of the saga, with popular theories suggesting that her father was either Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, or Obi-Wan Kenobi. Looks like these theories were shattered after the 2017 release last seriousShe revealed that her parents did not abandon her.

This same revelation will then prove to be baseless Heavenly Rise He renamed Rey as the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine. Ray eventually gave up the name Palpatine before the credits roll began, taking “Skywalker” as her chosen last name instead. These developments made it clear that the young Jedi had no family ties to Obi-Wan, however, as she does hear the voice of the late Jedi Master on two occasions during the sequel trilogy.


Regardless of Ray’s origin, Kennedy has opened up about many other major creative decisions that have been made since Disney acquired Lucasfilm (and star Wars) in 2012. These included replacing Harrison Ford with Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story, a move she seems to regret. “You have to have moments along the way where you learn things,” Kennedy said. “Now it seems very clear that we can’t do that.”

I touched the current production company star Wars The film hiatus, which included abandoning plans to release a new entry-level franchise to the big screen every year. “Anyone who comes to star Wars The universe needs to know it’s a three, four, five year commitment,” Kennedy continued. This is what it takes. You can’t step in for a year and shoot something and then walk away…. It requires that kind of care.”


source: Vanity Fair


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