Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) is out now, and Star Wars fans are speculating about a plot thread which connects to the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy.
The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy began with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), and will continue with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker has vanished. Ben Solo is searching for a map to Skywalker’s whereabouts. Lor San Tekka possesses a map to Skywalker’s location. Tekka lives on Jakku. After Solo attacks Jakku, Tekka’s map finds its way to Rey. As Rey follows the map to Skywalker, we discover that Jakku is where she was abandoned by her unidentified parents for undisclosed reasons.
In Star Wars Battlefront II, players discover that Jakku is the same planet where Iden Versio and Del Meeko met and conceived a daughter. Some Star Wars fans are speculating that this means that Versio and Meeko will be revealed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as in fact being Rey’s parents. This wouldn’t be unexpected, as there’s another plot thread following Solo’s search for Tekka.
If this turns out to be the case, it would make Star Wars Battlefront II relevant to the Star Wars franchise, which is overseen by a brain trust of storytellers who ensure that every Star Wars product connects together. The identity of Rey’s parents was already a subject of interest in fandom, despite there being no indication that it is anymore significant than being backstory. However, if Rey’s parents is a plot point that future Star Wars episodes intend to address, would a video game really be the way they’d introduce them into the Star Wars galaxy?