4/20/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The biggest mystery in the ‘Star Wars‘ galaxy — the identity of Rey‘s parents — was partially and accidentally leaked by Lucasfilm lawyers … at least that’s how super fans will see it.
Lucasfilm just filed docs, obtained by TMZ, to own all merchandising rights for a character named Jyn Erso — specifically for toys, clothing, footwear, books, school supplies, and stationery.
The filing happened one day after the trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” dropped … introducing Jyn as the main character in that prequel.
Now, the connection to Rey — the heroine of ‘Force Awakens.’
‘Star Wars’ geeks immediately spotted similarities between Jyn and Rey — facial features, British accents, and generally being kick-ass chicks. So, with the rumor mill already buzzing … you know how this merchandising move looks.
Jyn’s gonna be a big player … and there’s no bigger role than birthing Rey.