Is Rey really the last Jedi? Can the Force really make you fly in space? What was the deal with Snoke splitting so soon? Will Chewbacca be a vegetarian now? Why does Kylo Ren wear his pants so high? Where can we get some porgs?
Whether you loved it or wish it wiped from existence, Star Wars: The Last Jedi left audiences leaving theaters full of unanswered questions. Most of these will likely be resolved by the time December 20th 2019 rolls around and J.J. Abrams gets back behind the helm for the Skywalker saga’s conclusion. But who can wait that long?
Luckily, no one. Fan theorizing about films has become something of a sport over the past few years and with the release of the final installment in Star War‘s trilogy of trilogies we’ve just entered the world series of making stuff up.
There are no shortage of fans espousing, postulating and straight-up guessing on what will go down in Episode 9. Some have merit, some are out there, and some are as crazy as Luke Skywalker milking a giant alien cow. However, a few will very likely even prove true, with all having the potential to blow our minds like a poorly built Death Star.
Here are the 15 Crazy Fan Theories About Star Wars Episode 9.
15. Kylo Ren Lied About Rey’s Parents
The truth about Rey’s parentage was the biggest mystery coming out of The Force Awakens. Was she the secret love child of Obi-Wan Kenobi? Maybe she was a Skywalker– or *shudder* a midichlorian immaculate conception.
Alas, it appears all that well wishing was for naught as Kylo Ren revealed the truth in the most anti-climatic way possible – they were nobodies.
But can we really rely that guy? Fans theorize not, and rather believe Kylo was just trying to trick her into tossing aside any hope of a Jedi bloodline so Rey would hold his hand.
Who exactly her parents are and what their motives for abandoning her on Jakku were is less clear. But one thing is for sure, Kylo Ren is a jerk and you can never trust a jerk, especially one with a hairdo like that.
14. Finn and Rose Will Hookup
The whole Finn and Rose go to a casino to free horse aliens, intro a boy picking up a broom, and have Rose prevent Finn from kamikazing a mini-Death Star canon left many fans wondering why either of them were even in The Last Jedi.
After all their entire mission proved pointless to the ultimate outcome of the film. That is unless, their misadventures were meant to set the stage for an epic romance.
There definitely was a spark between Finn and Rose. Or at least we’re pretty sure that was the intent of Rose going on about fighting for what you love and then kissing Finn, who looked just as dumbfounded as the rest of us over what was happening.
13. Poe and Rey Will Hookup
More surprising than Finn and Rose getting it on awkwardly would be Poe and Rey hooking up. Though it’s not entirely far fetched. Odd, for sure, but no less strange than Poe prank calling the First Order, Mark Hamill slurping from the milk of a fat sea cow, or Luke Skywalker brushing off his shoulder like a Jedi player.
The pair don’t meet until the end of The Last Jedi, but when Rey and Poe encounter one another the introductions are tinged with some serious sexual tension. Well, maybe that’s going a bit far, but there was definitely a moment. Enough so to send the theory wheels spinning.
12. The Knights of Ren Will Finally Appear
You can’t show an elite force of Dark Side soldiers and never return to them again. That would just be mean. So we hope the theories about the Knights of Ren finally making their proper debut in Episode 9 see the light of day.
These Sith-like knights were trained by Snoke, commanded by Kylo and are the former students of Luke. Some wager after destroying Luke’s Jedi school for the gifted, Kylo eliminated them at the behest of Snoke. But that assumes Rey’s brief vision of them in The Force Awakens was of the past.
Perhaps, the tragic moment of the Knights standing in a rainy field of bodies has yet to happen. Maybe those aren’t dead Jedi children, but fallen Resistance fighters. Maybe the Knights of Ren unite as the Renperor’s new retinue. Regardless, it would be crazier if they didn’t appear, than if they did.
11. The Film Will Take Place Many Years Into the Future
When The Last Jedi concluded, General Leia Organa was still in command of the Resistance. Given the sad passing of Carrie Fisher since shooting wrapped, to jump right back into things with here suddenly no longer around would be quite jarring, not to mention confusing.
Which is why fans believe the filmmakers will deal with this unavoidable seismic shift in plot by employing a significant time jump between Episodes 8 and 9. How long this period will be is anyone’s guess, but it’s assumed to range from 5 to 15 years in the future.
Aside from explaining Leia’s departure, this would also allow ample time for our characters to grow (devolve), presenting a whole new slew of interesting storylines when we finally do return to the galaxy.
10. Rey Will Train Broom Boy (or Hookup With Him)
There’s a lot of speculation surrounding Broom Boy – the homeless kid on Canto Bight who at the end of The Last Jedi picks up a broom using the Force. Some say he’s related to Rey since they are both poor abandoned orphans who can move things with their minds. We’re not buying it, though we admit this parallels Luke and Leia’s upbringing nicely.
On the other hand, the theory Rey will somehow find Broom Boy (Fun Fact: His name is Temiri Blagg) and train him is something we can get on board with.
However, if that doesn’t do it for you, there is also the disturbing belief that Broom Boy and Rey will mirror the arc of Anakin and Padme, where someone older in a position of power falls for a younger ex-slave, they feed each other fruit using the Force, and end up having a super baby.
9. Rey Will Rebuild the Jedi Order
More than likely we will never hear from Broom Boy again. However, he will
sweep stand as a symbol of all the Force-sensitive beings in the galaxy just waiting to be shown the light. All they need is a little spark (or Resistance decoder ring) to find the way. And who better to lead them than Rey.
When word of Rey’s ability to move large stones spreads, it will only be a matter of time before they come a-knockin’. Thanks to a brief glimpse on the Millennium Falcon we know she possesses the original sacred Jedi texts.
It doesn’t take Maz Kanata to see the next move here is for Rey to rebuild the Jedi order, or at least start her own Jedi school for the gifted. And if the theory of a large time jump proves true, she may already be doing so by the start of Episode 9.
8. Poe Will Lead the Resistance
With Leia no longer with us, Admiral Akbar finally trapped for good, and Admiral Holdo hyperspacing into oblivion, there’s a rather big seat to fill atop the Resistance’s chain of command. If in fact we do experience a time jump in events, fans believe we will find none other than the roguishly, daring hotshot pilot Poe Dameron leading the way.
But even if Episode 9 doesn’t happen a decade into the future, it was pretty obvious Poe was being primed for bigger things than yo momma jokes. After making some truly horrible decisions in The Last Jedi, by the film’s end he seems to have wisened up.
7. Kylo Ren Will Go Back to Being Ben Solo
If there’s one thing Star Wars loves to do, it’s recycle themes from previous (and subsequent) episodes. Which has a lot of amateur theorists claiming the obvious conclusion to Kylo Ren’s story is him shunning the Dark Side, repenting for skewering his father and reclaiming his birthright as Ben Solo. Just like his grandfather did, kind of.
If The Last Jedi accomplished anything, it was showing that Kylo is not as inherently evil as we thought. In fact there’s still some light behind all that whiny angst and voluminous hair that many believe will ultimately win the day.
Just like Darth Vader eventually choosing family over a wrinkly old sorcerer, embracing his former self moments before dying, so too it is predicted Kylo will turn back to the Solo Side right before meeting his untimely end, presumedly shirtless.
6. Luke Skywalker Will Return
Episode 9 is most likely the last Skywalker movie yet we have no Skywalker to star in it. Or do we? If history has taught us anything it’s that you can’t keep a good Jedi down, especially when they inexplicably disappear into thin air.
Undoubtedly they will come back to haunt you after death and, if they’re Yoda, burn your favorite tree and hit you over the head with a stick.
So it only makes sense that Luke will return as a Force Ghost in Episode 9 to similarly help Rey the way Obi Wan helped him. After all, Luke told Rey he would give her three lessons, but as far as we can tell only passed on two of them.
5. Leia Was Meant to Be the Chosen One
One major Episode 9 fan theory has been confirmed by Mark Hamill – that the film was to center on Leia and close out her story. This makes sense since The Force Awakens was Han’s swan song and The Last Jedi Luke’s. But it’s also led to further questions, specifically why Leia would be saved for last and not her brother, who was the apparent star of the franchise.
Well, as the theory goes, it’s because Leia, not Luke or Anakin, was supposed to be the Chosen One of Jedi prophecy destined to bring balance to the Force.
Obviously given the unfortunate passing of Carrie Fisher, we know for sure Episode 9 will be a far different movie than intended, but given reports that the script had to be nearly rewritten from scratch as result lends credence to the idea her role was far bigger than any of us ever realized.
4. Rey and Kylo Will Hookup
Some things we’re pretty sure will happen in Episode 9: The First Order will fall. General Hux will die pathetically. A new droid will be introduced to sell toys. Undoubtedly, there will be a final showdown between Rey and Kylo. But after experiencing Episode 8, we wouldn’t be surprised if this didn’t go down as expected.
Clearly the duo will continue Forcetiming one another in various states of undress. Which leads us to the thought in the back of everybody’s mind while watching The Last Jedi but nobody wanted to see come true – Reylo.
Maybe they’ll kill eachother. Maybe one will triumph. Maybe they’ll join forces and achieve galactic balance. Or, just maybe, they will collapse on the floor in an intense makeout session. Who can say? One thing’s for sure, for a galaxy supposedly at war with itself, there’s sure a lot of potential hooking up going on.
3. Lando Calrissian Will Join the Fight
There were a lot of rumors about Lando Calrissian appearing in The Last Jedi. Unless we missed one heck of an easter egg, that never happened. But there’s still hope for Episode 9.
Lando was last seen in the novel Bloodline, set five years before The Force Awakens, during which Senator Organa is entwined in a political scandal and he asserts she can always count on his loyalty and support.
So it’s odd that when Leia sends out a distress call to the galaxy years later, Lando doesn’t pick up. That is unless he was too far away to get it.
The Last Jedi established the Resistance has allies in the Outer Rim, one of whom very likely could be Lando. With Han dead, Luke a ghost, and Leia presumedly no longer with us, its prime time for Lando and his glorious cape to finally answer that call.
2. Snoke Isn’t Dead
In a film of twists and turns, the biggest was the death of Supreme Leader Snoke. Many were confused and none too pleased to see the character go so soon. Which has led to several theories that he never died at all.
The most prevalent claims Snoke was Force Projecting himself the entire time and just let everyone imagine seeing him sliced to pieces. Another posits Snoke is Darth Plagueis reincarnate (Plagueis being the Sith Lord who was so adept at using the Force he had the power to control life and death).
A third has Snoke simply put himself back together once everyone left the room. After all Darth Maul returned in Star Wars: Rebels after getting cut clean in half. If any prove true, it explains why Reylo could still Force Skype one another, and would set up their potentially reuniting to take down their common foe.
1. The Film’s Title Will Be “A Spark of Hope”
“Only General Leia Organa’s band of RESISTANCE fighters stand against the rising tyranny, certain that Jedi Master Luke Skywalker will return and restore a spark of hope to the fight.”
The title of any new Star Wars film is a big deal. So as you can image there has been no shortage of speculation over what Episode 9 will be called.
The strongest theory cites it will be “A Spark of Hope.” When The Last Jedi was revealed for Episode 8, fans were quick to point out that its exact phrasing had appeared in the opening crawl of The Force Awakens.
Thus, close analysis of the latest film’s opening crawl pulled the most likely winner from the segment above. It definitely works thematically, though for now all we know for certain is that Episode 9 is called “Black Diamond” – which is its working title.
Know of any other fan theories about Star Wars: Episode IX, or have one of your own? Tell us in the comments.
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