A lot of Star Wars fans rolled their eyes when it was revealed in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that Rey was the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine through clones. Prior to that reveal, there was a lot of fan speculation that Rey might have been the granddaughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it turns out that Lucasfilm and the creative team actually toyed with that idea.
Daisy Ridley recently appeared alongside Josh Gad on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and that’s where she shared the details, saying:
“No, at the beginning they were toying with an Obi-Wan connection. There were different versions and at one point she was no one… it kept changing.”
They should have had all these story details figured out before they started shooting the films from the beginning! That would have been the smart thing to do, and the final Skywalker saga trilogy would have probably turned out much better.
I’d be curious to know how the story would’ve played out with the Obi-Wan relation. Do you think it would have made a big difference in the quality of the story?
— I’m no one (@Scavenger_Jakku) September 9, 2020