Hal 9000 said:
I wish that angle was never put to film, but I’m not sure I want to go that route. We’ll see but I expect that won’t change.
I understand. I too am also someone who prefers sticking true to route. It’s even more difficult to do that with the Sequels now that they’re following the Original Trilogy. It was much easier for the Prequels because they preceded the Original Trilogy and were made afterwards. So it’s much easier for us to make changes to strengthen the continuity with the original three films.
Continuity can be fixed with the Sequels, but something tells me that J.J. Abrams changed Rey’s origin for this film, knowing how much backlash was given from her being a nobody in The Last Jedi, so he changed his original plan to satisfy the fans. I also don’t believe his word that Palpatine was always planned from the start of the trilogy, but that’s a discussion for another thread.