(Warning – the following contains some pretty darned massive SPOILERS for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, as well as some potentially huge ones for future installments of the franchise. Proceed with whatever level of caution that suggests to you is wise...)
Now, most of us may now be on our third (twelth?) re-watching of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and we may well have been poring over every last detail visible to the naked eye, but that doesn't mean that we've found every secret that the movie is hiding. The reason?
The 'Episode VII' Script Is Hiding a Whole Lot of Secrets
Some of which, as it turns out, have been dug up and highlighted by intrepid Imgur-er joeyjojojrshabadoo34.
Let's take a closer look at what they tell us...
(Note, this is where those aforementioned GIANT, HULKING SPOILERS come in...)
Unkar Plutt Definitely Has a Bigger Role to Play
Yup, that's right — y'know how you were pretty sure that Simon Pegg's Unkar Plutt (the junk dealer from Jakku) was the alien Rey was handed to during that flashback sequence? Well, as it turns out, you were absolutely correct.
Kylo Ren May Have Turned Earlier Than We Thought
Han's surprise at seeing his son's face — and, for that matter, his desire to? Well, as it turns out, that's the result of his not having seen Ben's face since he was a teenager. Which... actually explains a lot.
Harrison Ford May Have Improvised the Most Touching Scene in the Movie
Note the absence of a touching fatherly cheek-touch? It's of course entirely possible that the moment was added to the script during the production process, but for the moment, let's just assume that Harrison Ford came up with the heart-shatteringly moving detail himself.
Kylo Ren Might Have Given Us a Clue to Rey's Parentage
When talking about Rey, his mind immediately turns to Luke. Could that be because he knows that she is Luke's daughter? And, if so, what does his failure to report that information to Snoke mean for Episode VIII?
Alternatively, of course...
Leia Might Have Given Us a Clue to Rey's Parentage
A mother's embrace could, of course, be simply metaphorical — but it's an oddly specific scene description all the same. Here's hoping that at least one of the above hints is misleading, though — there were already enough incest-y undertones in the original trilogy...
And, finally, and nerdiest of all:
Kylo Ren's Lightsaber Was Originally a Different Color
Or, at least, was intended to be a little more yellow than it ultimately ended up being. A hint at his only partly having turned to the Dark Side, perhaps?
The big question now though?
What do you think?