ShoppingMaul, and this question is open to anyone, what are ways that you would like for them to approach Rey’s character in IX that would help address the issues you’ve had with her in 7 & 8?
This is going to seem like a major copout but I honestly don’t know. The thing is, and this isn’t necessarily bad, I have absolutely no idea what’s in store for the next episode! And Rey is what she is. It would be silly to go back on what has been established (ie suddenly deciding she was Obi Wan’s niece or something equally dumb).
If you look at what speculations there were in 1980 surrounding Luke, there was so much to wonder about. Was Vader lying? Was Obi Wan lying? Would Luke turn to the Dark Side? Who was the ‘other’? It was a crazy time to be a fan.
I’m genuinely curious about ep IX but for entirely different reasons - mainly the fact that I honestly can’t imagine what’s left to be told!
By the way, to be clear, I don’t hate Rey at all and I love Daisy’s portrayal. I think all the characters are great. I just think the writing has been disappointing and an opportunity to really build on the existing lore and make something deep and significant has been squandered for mystery boxes and pretty visuals.
All I really can hope for is that ep IX ties this trilogy together in a way that gives it some weight, rather than just being a bunch of cool visuals/ideas glued together in a vaguely Star Wars way.
Sorry for the copout answer!