Star Wars rumors are flying! Will The Last Jedi drop the mother of all plot twists on us? A Japanese teaser poster makes a bold claim that this will indeed be the case.
According to StarWarsNews.net, there will be a huge plot twist at the end of The Last Jedi that might rival Darth Vader’s “I am your father” moment from The Empire Strikes Back.
A rough English translation says…
The Most Shocking Truth In Star Wars History Will Soon Be Revealed!
A new generation’s tale of the struggles of light and dark, virtue and evil has begun with the death of Han Solo.
In a Galaxy where First Order and the Resistance are fighting against each other in a war, the heroine, Rey, had the Force awaken within her.
What will happen to the galaxy when Rey and the only remaining Jedi knight, Luke Skywalker, meet?
Kylo Ren has fallen to the Dark Side of the Force and killed his father, Han Solo. As a successor of his grandfather, Darth Vader, and a high ranking enforcer in the First Order, where will his ambition lead him to?
Furthermore, Kylo Ren’s mother, the leader of the Resistance, Leia, Poe, Finn, and BB-8, will embark on a new mission!
The story has finally begun and it will lead to a mysterious climax!
December 15. Be ready for the shocking truth surpassing the previous stories!
So what does that mean? Well, let’s speculate after this video reaction to The Last Jedi trailer.
The End of the Jedi…
It’s been teased in the first trailer that Luke Skywalker wants to end the Jedi Order. But why? Well, for starters the Jedi were completely ineffective in the prequels. They’d been bogged down by politics and religion and couldn’t see the forest for the trees, or rather the Sith right under their noses.
… because the Jedi are Actually the Bad Guys?
Is it possible that the Jedi are actually the true villains of the Star Wars universe? Perhaps they wanted to control who wielded the Force, and imposed a strict “religion” on the galaxy. Oh sure, they started out with good intentions. Most religions do. But along the way the religion often becomes more about enforcing rules and regulations than it is about self-discovery or helping your neighbors. The Jedi were all about rules in the prequels.
Perhaps the midichlorians were just a fabrication, too, and that the Force is actually meant to be free and able to be tapped into by any individual, Jedi or not? An excuse for the Jedi to select those they deemed worthy, pulling young children away from their families for “the good of the galaxy.”
That would certainly set Star Wars lore on its ear and undo some of the “damage” done to the franchise by concepts introduced in the prequels. It would also validate Anakin as The Chosen One, bringing balance to the Force by effectively ending both the Jedi and the Sith.
It would also set the Disney-owned franchise on a new course — one not about the Jedi or the Sith. The “saga films” would be about the end of one era of the Force, and the beginning of a new one that will (hopefully) last for decades to come.
Or it’s just that Rey is Luke’s daughter.
Yeah, everyone has pretty much guessed that. Unless she’s not. Unless she’s…
Anakin Skywalker Reincarnated?
This one is a long shot, but the theory has been making the rounds since The Force Awakens premiered. The theory says that Anakin Skywalker was the Chosen One, but since he failed he chose to come back as Rey. Supposedly the concept of a “Chosen One” is that The Force somehow incarnates to balance itself out, and that there have been multiple Chosen Ones throughout the history of the Star Wars galaxy.
A Chosen One coming back as a female to train under her male predecessor’s son? That sounds an awful lot like The Legend of Korra, where Ang reincarnated as Korra and trained under his son Tenzin.
I seriously doubt Disney would go there, but who knows.
Will it actually be a bombshell reveal, or is it overselling?
I’m not sure if turning the Star Wars formula sideways is something Disney is willing to do. The Force Awakens was a very, very safe movie. In fact, some said it was practically a remake of A New Hope. So no, I don’t see Disney taking any major risks with the franchise that could jeopardize future box office earnings.
My money is on Rey just being Luke’s daughter, and then it’s business as usual for the next decade or two.
Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi opens on December 15, 2017.
[Source: Star Wars News.net]