A large amount of dialog from Battlefront II was leaked on Pastebin back in June. It’s heavily fragmented and scrambled, but there is enough there to figure out large segments of the plot for BFII. I’ve gone through and figured out as much as I can. The highlights are:
These are some musings about the Phasma novel I had when it came out with regards to the First Order, Snoke and Kylo Ren.
One of the things that makes Star Wars appeal across so many cultures is that it bases its characters on universal character archetypes. Below I have compiled the archetypes that I believe are being used for major characters in the Sequel Trilogy.
A mere two days away from graduating from high school in 1996, I ran–not walked–RAN to opening night of Twister. I emerged from the cineplex gnashing my teeth that I endured every scene and not one fucking time did Helen Hunt exclaim to Bill Paxton or Jamie Gertz, “Right hand, blue!” or see Philip Seymour Hoffman and Alan Ruck locked in a contortionist’s nightmare before falling on the ground cackling with glee. Not once. Just some stupid cow flying through the air, whoopdee woo.
Fast forward 21 years later, and I was delighted that an industry friend invited me to an early screening of Geostorm, starring Gerard Butler as “Guy Trying to Do American Accent Again” and directed by Dean “Also Makes Bad Movies, Not Just My Creative Partner Roland Emmerich” Devlin. Again, what the fuck with this movie. Gerard Butler spent more time in a hoity toity spaceship than he did a car, much less one even MADE by Geo! I mean… don’t misunderstand me, I’m glad that the movie wasn’t called Geometro or Geoprizm or, even worse, Geotracker. But SPOILER ALERT: There are no shitty cars from the 1990s in this film. Like, anywhere. Instead, it’s about weather murder or something.
And NOW, we have Solo: A Star Wars Story. I AM COMING OUT OF MY SKIN with anticipation to see how Ron Howard righted this ship. It’s no secret that Lucasfilm axed Phil Lord & Chris Miller for attempting to make the film all about this cute backstory of some arrogant smuggler person. I’m now waiting with baited breath for Ron Howard’s telling of what exactly it is that the brilliant Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian will actually be fucking drinking from the crimson nectar-bearer. May 25th can’t come soon enough.
-R F S
Back in February of 2017, I wrote a theory detailing how Luke and Rey’s hands were used as symbols to represent humanity, “more machine than man,” and a couple of other things. I updated it before the new trailer came out. I recommend reading this before continuing.
In the recent trailer for The Last Jedi, two key moments popped up that tie in with my analysis. First and foremost is the moment that Kylo Ren holds his hand out for Rey, and the moment of Luke’s hand bursting from the ashes of his fallen Jedi academy.
With the trailer here, it’s time to update my prediction.
This is based on my full background theory.
Oct. 12 update: Josey pointed out there are huts in the background of the Luke picture, suggesting it’s the hut explosion scene.
I’ve noticed there’s a plot element that keeps getting repeated – Palpatine, his Empire and the First Order keep targeting children. I’ve put together a list of instances in the new Canon to illustrate how pervasive it is:
- Sidious kidnapped Maul at a young age to be his first Sith apprentice.
- Cad Bane kidnapped multiple Force sensitive children for Sidious.
- The Inquisitors’ secondary task is to locate and abduct Force sensitives – particularly young children (the Lothal rebels foil the abduction of two infants and the Sixth Brother investigates a four year old girl in Ahsoka).
- 20 year old Prelate Verge in Twilight Company was raised to worship Palpatine and saw himself as the future.
- Rax’s obsession with children in Life Debt unnerves Sloane. Gallius himself was recruited by Palpatine as a child.
- Brendol Hux’s ‘feral’ children in EE form the basis of the First Order stormtrooper corps.
- The First Order abducts young children and raises them to be fanatically loyal soldiers (the Visual Encyclopediamentions the FO’s officers are raised this way too).
- Armitage Hux is raised from age six to eventually take his father’s place.
- Snoke targeted Ben ‘since the beginning’.
While it hasn’t been directly tied to it yet, I would like to point out Rey was ‘abandoned’ at age five on a planet that just happens to be the last stop before the Unknown Regions and Snoke.
Evil isn’t born; it’s made.