Saturday, October 21, 2017

Star Wars Saturday: Crazy Sequel Theories I'm All About

With the opening of a new trilogy of movies, theories and speculation abound as we read waaaaay too much into little things, trying to find the answers before everyone else. Because of this, the past two years have been rather trying for Star Wars fans who just want to enjoy the story. YouTube, Reddit, and other blogs have attempted to answer questions brought up by fans after they viewed The Force Awakens, and frankly at this point it's gotten old. Do we even want answers anymore?

However, amidst all the garbage theories there are a few fun ones that have popped up. It's likely that all of them aren't even close to the actual plot of the trilogy. But it's cool to let the imagination soar every once in a while. 

Here are some of my favorite theories that are floating around. 

Kylo Ren is a double agent. 

You know the person in movies who just seems like a horrible person. They do terrible, unforgivable things. But then in the end, it turns out they were doing it all for the right reasons!

Some fans will never forgive Ben Solo for killing his father. But especially with the new trailer, all bets for a pure evil Kylo Ren are off. Even though he tried to get rid of his humanity and goodness in The Force Awakens, it seems more and more likely that he will change his stripes by the end of the trilogy. 

But what if that was his goal all along? What if this was all part of his plan? What if it was Luke's plan? That almost would make it worse, actually. 

Luke and Leia have another brother.

In Lucas' initial story for Return of the Jedi, Luke was going to discover that he had a sister in some far off galaxy that wasn't Leia. He would go off and find her sometime in the movie. 

People have started to say that Leia and Luke have discovered another brother somewhere, because in the opening crawl for The Force Awakens it says, "She [Leia] is desperate to find her brother Luke and gain his help in restoring peace and justice to the galaxy." 

Why does it say "brother" and "Luke"? Grammatically, you don't need both. Why would J.J. Abrams write both, if only to surmise that there is another brother out there somewhere!

This is ridiculous - Padmé only had to hide one pregnancy, and then she gave birth to Luke and Leia and died. But it would be pretty fun to keep that Skywalker clan growing. 

Snoke is the clumsy stormtrooper from A New Hope.

Of all the Snoke theories, this one is my favorite. When stormtroopers blast open the security door where C-3PO and R2-D2 are hiding out, the trooper on the right actually hits his head on the door as they go in. For some reason, Lucas thought this was okay to leave in the movie, and now it's a notorious moment in Star Wars lore. 


He happens to hit his head in the same spot where Snoke has his giant crevasse. Isn't it obvious? The door caused the giant dent in Snoke's head. Duh.

Finn is Force-sensitive.

When Finn first picked up a lightsaber in trailers and commericals for The Force Awakens people were thinking that he was the future Jedi that would be trained, and he was where the Force was awakening. In the end, it just ended up being a red herring to lead us away from Rey. But poor Finn was left without potential Jedi training and his back was cut up somethin' fierce. 

In some Journey to the Force Awakens books that were published, they mention that Finn, as a stormtrooper-in-training, got some weapons combat experience, including battles with various kinds of handheld weapons. They did this to show that Finn could probably pick up the lightsaber in Takodana and whip it around pretty well. 

But what if there was more to it? Was he always good at combat training? Did he pick it up with ease? Has he ever moved things seemingly with his mind? As you can see, the roller coaster for theorists can pick up pretty quickly. 

and my favorite, that I actually do hope will be true...

Rey is a Kenobi.

I remember coming out of The Force Awakens thinking, "I hope Luke is Rey's father!" A few months of active thinking have allowed me to rule out my rapid-fire reaction. But as people have long speculated Rey's parentage, the one that has always been incredibly appealing is the one where Rey is a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi. 

In Episode VII it seems clear that Han knows who Rey is. It seems clear that Leia knows who Rey is. Heck, even without uttering a word it seems like Luke knows who Rey is. All that background knowledge is killing some people because they don't know what's going on. 

I think it would be great to connect back to my second favorite Jedi of all time. And if this theory proves true, then it is setting up a great yet-to-be-announced-but-basically-announced movie starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. 


What theories are driving you bonkers? Which ones do you never want to hear again? I'd love to hear them - comment on Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments!

My name is Claire Nat! You can follow me on Twitter @CeePipes, or follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/blurbmusings. Check out my blog for other articles!


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