Although Rogue One could very well be a great film and worthwhile entry into the Star Wars canon, its most important job is to tide fans over until Star Wars: Episode VIII premieres in 2017. Based on what we’ve seen from the trailers, it’s got a pretty good chance of doing that, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from voraciously searching for any clues they can find about the future of the main series.
On Friday, Vulture shared an interview with Daisy Ridley in which the actress was once again questioned about Rey’s parentage. Specifically, the publication asked about whether or not Rey might be related to Obi-Wan Kenobi, but her answer was non-committal: “We will see in a year,” Ridley said. “Just sit tight on that question.”
It’s no surprise that Ridley wasn’t willing to spoil one of the biggest mysteries of the new trilogy, but based on her answer, we’re pretty comfortable assuming that the mystery will be solved next year when Episode VIII hits theaters.
Vulture also asked Ridley if it might be possible for Jyn Erso (the main character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), but after trying to work out the timeline of the series in her head, she realized it wouldn’t make much sense:
“I mean, I think historically it wouldn’t work, because she is … Darth Vader is there … so she would ultimately be my great-grandma; no, she would be my grandma. I mean it could happen, especially in a galaxy far, far away.”
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases on December 16th in the United States.