It's just about time for us to start getting hyped for Rogue One, which is coming out later this year. But while we might be excited for the latest addition to the Star Wars universe to hit our screens, Episode VIII is never far from our minds. Given the success of The Force Awakens, we are all anticipating the next Episode even more than the first. The end of Episode VII left us with more questions than it did answers and we're hoping a number of these burning questions will finally get cleared up. One question we might actually get answered however is just how exactly did the Jedi Order come to be in the first place.
Yes, we should always take these he said, she said scenarios with a grain of salt but this one sounds plausible. This story comes from Comicbookmovie and is sourced from a username StormtrooperLArry and deals with a pretty huge scene in Episode VIII. According to the user who apparently has been able to get pictures of the cast previously and somehow be on set, we are going to witness a flashback of the first Jedi Order. This whole ordeal is as follows and yes it's full of SPOILERS so stay away if you don't want any!
In the scene Luke tells Rey that the Jedi Council became “arrogant” and that they were hiding a “secret,” which led to their demise. The old Jedi master takes Rey’s hand and shows her a glimpse into the past. They see two children playing near a tree on an alien planet. The boy noticed that he had greater strength and intuition when he was closer to this tree. The girl noticed that the tree also made her brother increasingly angry. One day an argument breaks out between the children, and the boy kills the girl. The boy touches the tree and is “transformed,”. He kills his parents and leaves the planet. Meanwhile the girl is revealed to be alive, transformed by the tree as well, using her power to start the first Jedi Order.
The girl explains how The Force can be used for both good and evil. She tells her followers that one day she would return as either a boy or a girl, and that they should train this child. Luke tells Rey that the Jedi Order had been searching for The One (reincarnation of the original founder of the Jedi) for a millennia. When they found Anakin Skywalker and thought that he would bring balance to The Force, the Jedi were “deceived” and the Clone Wars were the result. The scene also shows Rey’s parents and Luke is not the father. Luke tells her how she was identified as strong with The Force, and how she was supposed to begin her training, but never reached her destination for an unknown reason. In the scene, Luke gives Rey a choice, and she has till sunset to make it.
I know that might have been a lot to take in at first so you can go ahead and read it once more like I had to. If you are fully aware of it now then you might be either thinking this is genius or this a complete load of bull! I'm leaning more toward this is genius but also on the side that's saying this can't be it.....right? It was bound to happen I suppose learning of Rey's parents but through a vision just seems anticlimactic in a way. We do however find out if this is all true that Luke, in fact, is not Rey's father so that's something. If they do end up doing something along these lines it would truly bring the series full circle. The other six movies never really explained just how the Jedi Order came to be so this would be pretty refreshing to see. In the meantime as we all wait to find out more of Episode VIII we can look forward to Rogue One later this year.
Star Wars Episode VIII Arrives In Theaters December 15 2017