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Kristin Lai

We're a week and a half away from the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the world is itching to know everything we can about the movie. From castings to first spoken words, fans can't wait to see what awaits us after that iconic opening crawl concludes.

Last month on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Star Wars director J.J. Abrams revealed the first spoken word of The Force Awakens. Sadly, finding out that the first word is "This" was slightly anticlimactic.

Not much to go off of, but after years of secrecy we'll take what we can get.

Then, Abrams revealed the second spoken word of the film during press interviews. At first he seems a little apprehensive about sharing any more from the script, but he finally bends and states that the second word of The Force Awakens is "will."

The words "This will" might not seem like much at first, but they were enough to lead people in the right direction. In fact, it's made some fans realize that the start of this sentence is a little familiar.

As sites like Reddit and point out, Darth Vader that starts a sentence same way in A New Hope when speaking to Grand Moff Tarkin before the battle of Yavin. Vader famously speaks the words, "This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi; it will soon see the end of the rebellion."

This may just be another case of wild fan speculation, but considering just how much of the original trilogy is going to be tied into this film it's not completely out of the realm of possibility. Because we know from the trailers that Adam Driver's character Kylo Ren's main objective is to finish what Darth Vader started, it stands to reason that he would carry on his dialogue as well.

With the first line of Star Wars: The Force Awakens potentially being "This will be a day long remembered," I'm even more excited than before to see where this story will take us. Luckily we won't have to wait long! The countdown continues with only 11 days left.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released in theaters on December 18, 2015.

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