Following the #WheresRey campaign by Star Wars fans frustrated at the lack of merchandise around the main character in The Force Awakens, the film's director J.J. Abrams has now voiced his concerns on the issue.
Talking at the Television Critics Association’s press tour for his new show, 11.22.63, EW reported that Abrams said "it doesn’t quite make sense" why Rey would be missing from something like Hasbro's latest Star Wars Monopoly set.
“I wish I had more details about merchandising and the schedule,” said Abrams.
“I’m learning things as you are. I will say that it seems preposterous and wrong that the main character of the movie is not well represented in what is clearly a huge piece of the Star Wars world in terms of merchandising.
"I read that she wasn’t in the Monopoly game and was quickly making phone calls about this because if it were true — and it is true, and now Hasbro, of course, has said they’re going to put Rey in — it doesn’t quite make sense why she wouldn’t be there. She’s somewhat important in the story.”
As Abrams says, Hasbro has responded to calls from Star Wars fans across the globe, confirming that Rey will appear in a new edition of Star Wars Monopoly.