UPDATE: Star Wars News Net shared a Reddit post from user Throwanother9 claiming the jars of sand and beans were NOT part of the crew gifts. The original article follows.
New gifts given to the crew that worked on Star Wars: Episode IX tease new plot details for the upcoming movie. The Star Wars saga began in 1977 when George Lucas released the very first movie set in a galaxy far, far away. Now in 2019, fans have seen a prequel trilogy, Star Wars spinoffs, and are now eagerly awaiting the conclusion to the sequel trilogy.
J.J. Abrams is known for being incredibly secretive when it comes to details about his upcoming films. Since Star Wars: The Force Awakens was such a massive project, Disney and Abrams did everything they could to prevent leaks and spoilers from reaching the public. Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, had his own tactics for preventing leaks, and it looks like things won't be any different for Star Wars: Episode IX. So far, not a lot of information has been released for the film, but new plot details may have just been revealed through gifts that the crew received.
In a new post on the Star Wars Leaks Reddit page, user N00tN00t84 shared an image of a gift set that crew members working on Star Wars: Episode IX supposedly received from director Abrams. As seen in the screenshot below, the gifts include a Bad Robot jacket, as well as two bottles that are filled with some sort of sand and beans. The note attached to the sand bottle says, "From a long long time ago, not so far away" and the note on the bean bottle says, "Swallows you up whole!!". There is no telling what exactly these two bottles mean, but a Reddit user that seems to have inside knowledge commented, "So for those asking about the bottles: The sand, and it is really fine sand is from a sacred place on a familiar planet. The beans are something to do with 'a Jedi eater' whatever that means". With that in mind, these comments should be taken with a grain of salt since they come from an unverified source.
As for concrete information on the movie, this upcoming film is said to be the end of the Skywalker saga, leading some people to believe that Kylo Ren will die. It was also recently revealed that Star Wars: Episode IX will take place one year after Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Set photos from Star Wars: Episode IX, were also leaked last year showing Finn, Poe, and Chewbacca going on some sort of mission. Besides that and the plethora of casting information, very little else is known about Star Wars: Episode IX.
Even though these gifts don't really reveal much about the actual plot of Star Wars: Episode IX, it will still likely get people excited about the new movie, while sparking even more fan theories. Sand has been seen on several planets in the Star Wars universe, so it is hard to narrow down where exactly the sand could have came from. As for the beans, it's anybody's guess how they are relevant to Star Wars: Episode IX. That being said, all of these questions and more will likely be revealed at the end of the year when Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters.
Source: Star Wars Leaks (via N00tN00t84)
Update Source: Star Wars News Net
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019