Hasbro Drops Rey In Star Wars Monopoly To Avoid Spoilers
Rhode Island based game maker Hasbro has dropped Star Wars: The Force Awakens hero Rey from a new Monopoly game to avoid spoiling the JJ Abrams’ film.
According to The Guardian.com, fans have complained that the new character is not included among the four player pieces for the new Star Wars Monopoly edition, which instead features stormtrooper Finn and Darth Vader wannabe Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens alongside the classic figures of Luke Skywalker and Vader himself from previous films.
The twitter hashtag has been launched as #WheresRey to complain about the omission of the new film’s main female lead.
Hasbro claimed that Rey, who is portrayed by British actor Daisy Ridley, would have revealed the extent of the Jakku-based scavenger’s involvement in the new installment of the long-running space saga.
The Star Wars: Monopoly game was months before the movie’s release in September and Rey was not included to avoid revealing a key plot line that she takes on Kylo Ren and joins the Rebel Alliance.
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez