December 19th 2019 brings to end the Skywalker Saga which began in 1977 with ‘Star Wars’.
Star Wars films have always caused controversy among the fans with ‘The Last Jedi’ being the extreme. I’ll cover this in another post but I believe that a big part of the problem is fan expectations and when things don’t go the way they want they get VERY upset!
Anyway, I have a number of theories regarding the upcoming film. Some link back to previous films whilst others link to some of the novels that are now classed as ‘Legends’.
At the end of The Last Jedi we were left with a decimated resistance escaping on the Falcon with Leia, Rey, Finn, Rose and co. wondering what the future holds. Luke Skywalker now at one with the Force and the Jedi texts destroyed…..or are they? Supreme Leader Snoke is dead and Kylo Ren as taken over the First Order.
So what else do we know? As usual its all been very quiet. We do know that original trilogy characters are returning. Namely Emperor Palpatine, Lando Calrissian and Wedge Antilles. We also know that a Death Star is somehow involved. Its also possible, but not confirmed, that Hayden Christensen may be reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker
My main theories revolve around Rey and The Emperor.
We all know that Force users including Sheev Palpatine, have the gift of foresight. It is also known that Palpatine has a thing for clones (Prequel Trilogy and The Thrawn Trilogy). Palpatine must have seen Vader’s inevitable betrayal and would have been prepared. It is my belief that Palpatine has a clone storage facility and that the real Emperor is hiding there or nearby- the Emperor killed by Vader in RotJ was actually a clone. In reality, Palpatine is now a shadow of his former self having used his power to control his clones over vast distances and it has taken him this long to regain strength.
Snoke was just a puppet. A figurehead being controlled by Palpatine as a ruse, possibly even a damaged clone of him.
The fleet of Star Destroyers seen in the trailer is the Katana Fleet or at least based on it. Once again this comes from The Thrawn Trilogy.
For me, Rey is fairly straightforward. When Kylo told her that her parents were no-one, I think that was a lie to gain her trust. I actually believe that Rey is ‘The Chosen One’ not Anakin or Luke.
The Star Wars comics made it fairly clear that Palpatine is essentially Anakin’s father- he used the Force to bring life inside Shmi Skywalker. When you put the comic together with the below scene from ‘Revenge of the Sith’ it makes it even more compelling.
Palpatine: Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise?
Palpatine: I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life… He had such a knowledge of the dark side, he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying.
My first theory regarding Rey involves this. I think Palpatine created life inside Rey’s mother, who once she realised what was going on, hid Rey on Jakku.
I believe Rey, who seems to easily access both Light and Dark, to be a reincarnation/combination of the Prime Jedi- the one who founded the Order on Ahch-to and was able to use both the light and dark sides of the force. This will lead Rey to form a new order which focuses on controlling and using both sides of the Force (call it Grey Jedi if you want).
Update: Another theory came to me whilst watching ‘The Last Jedi’ again. Once again it links to cloning and genetic manipulation. The scene in TLJ when we see Rey having her ‘Dark Side’ encounter has her seeing her reflection but there are multiple copies of her. Does this signify Rey is a clone? If so, of who? One person or a combination of people?
A few predictions for the end of the film:-
Most, if not all of the Original Trilogy characters will be dead or ‘at one with the Force’. The exception to this will be R2D2 of course as he is the storyteller.
I think Chewie and Lando will go down with the Falcon in some sort of sacrifice to save the others.
I agree with the rumors and theories about C3PO and some hidden Sith language he translates and goes bad-ass droid with a blaster I think he probably ends up getting blown up- possibly whilst saving R2.
I don’t know how they will handle Leia, and I’m not ready to think about it yet.
I can’t as of yet think about what will happen with the new crew. I’m hoping Finn ends up with Rose. Partly because it was not expected, they all expected Rey. Also because it will upset lots of ‘true fans’ as they call themselves.
Poe I think will go out in a blaze of glory. Or possibly shack up in a remote hut somewhere with BB-8 his love droid!
Kylo will become Ben Solo again and knowing he has done so much evil to the galaxy will die somehow (Possibly with the Emperor) – realising it would be hard for him to be alive and go unpunished.
Rey hopefully will begin a new order of Force users. Whether they will be called Jedi or not I don’t know.
The Galaxy will finally know peace with a new republic being formed- Wedge Antilles will play a key part, with Finn and Rose.
Yes, some of these theories are far-fetched but no worse than some of the wacky ones I’ve read.
Roll on December 19th and….
….May The Force Be With You!