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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’: Plot leak! (SPOILERS)

As we know Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for release this winter. So far, the cast and crew have done a terrific job of controlling any potential leaks in this starship – unlike Rogue One. Until now, no one knew much of what was to come in this second, Disney instalment.

The rumour originates with an individual who goes by the name ‘StormtrooperLarry’ (via – idigitaltimes), the person behind the reveal of unofficial set photos of the Ahch-To build in Pinewood Studios, London.

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The rumour contains plot leaks that claim Episode VIII will deal with the origin of the Force, as well as, readdress the ‘chosen one’. A title which we all know was wrongly given to Anakin Skywalker before he chose the Dark Side. To me, this rumour comes as no surprise – I considered this the only direction these films could go. However, for those who like to avoid all spoilers: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD. ‘Stormtrooper Larry’ claims that the film starts with an imperative scene between Luke and Rey, in which he shares with her the truths he has discovered in his time at the Jedi Temple.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey and Luke
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Below is the full transcript of what ‘Stormtrooper Larry’ predicts or knows of Star Wars: episode VIII:

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.”

This rumour left me with a weird alternative Adam and Eve feel to it, and I wonder where that tree is. It’s clear that, if this rumour is true, Rey is perhaps the one who will finally bring balance to the Force. As we are shown her parents in this scene, this confirms that Luke is not Rey’s father, as many speculated. I actually wonder if Kylo Ren is the brother incarnate and Rey is the sister. Either way, it’s clear that the two will clash lightsabers again. I also think, bringing balance to the force will involve drawing someone back from the Dark side’s grasp. I just imagine that a balance would entail an understanding and use of both, without becoming fully consumed by either. Perhaps Rey, if indeed the ‘chosen one’, will have to give way to the Dark side of the Force at some point, in order to become a vessel and a master of both the light and the dark.

Let us know in the comments how true you think this rumour is – it is incredibly detailed – or if you think it should be taken with a pinch of stardust. Either way, it is an intriguing idea and certainly got me thinking! Star Wars: Episode VIII, will be in cinemas December 15, 2016.

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Hannah McLaren

Hannah is a University graduate and a fiction writer. She's currently working on a set of short stories and a book, whilst considering a career in journalism. When Hannah's not busy in these arenas, she's a TV addict who has a particular attraction to all things supernatural. She has always been a source of TV knowledge for her friends and now she's here for you, too.

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