Don’t let the lack of Rey Star Wars toys fool you. That problem, one that drove Episode VII director J.J. Abrams crazy, is a misleading one because Rey (Daisy Ridley) is the star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And according to Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow, she’s also a key character for the entire Star Wars universe.
Rey’s story in Episode VII only offers glimpses of her mysterious history, depicting her as a resourceful, tech-savvy scavenger, abandoned on an isolated planet seemingly to keep her protected. We learn quickly that she’s so much more though, as she proves herself a warrior, a pilot, and a capable Jedi. But how she has these skills, why she’s been left alone, and who she’s related to remain questions to be explored in future movies. We do have some answers though, ones you may have missed.