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Could Star Wars Episode VIII reveal the origins of the Dark and Light sides?

June 25th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


If there’s one film that everyone is waiting for it’s Star Wars Episode 8. There was so much hype after The Force Awakens that we’re struggling to keep our cool for the next installation in the franchise even if we do have to wait until 2017…it’s only a year away, right?!

By the sounds of things, Star Wars is giving Game of Thrones a run for its money in terms offan theories, report the guys over at We thought we’d heard just about every theory there was to hear about Daisy Ridley’s Rey until now. Join us as we take a look at the latest theory about her significance in the grand scheme of things.

A few days ago, Star Wars superfan Stormtrooper Larry, shared this leak on the internet.

The Force Awakens ended with Rey tracking down Luke Skywalker but what we were all left wondering is why?

According to this alleged leak, Luke will reveal the origin of the Jedi to Rey, his new apprentice. The story behind the origins of the force apparently it begins with two young children who develop amazing powers as a result of a strange old tree. Legend has it that the boy kills the young girl and hence the Dark Side is born. However, it later turns out that she didn’t really die at all and instead survives as a result of the power obtained as a result of said strange tree and the Jedi order is formed.

Here is the full scene in question:

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.

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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.

It was hinted at that, Anakin Skywalker was the girl reincarnated but then that theory went pear-shaped. In that case, could Rey be the chosen one?

More interesting news according to Digital Spy reveals that Luke is set to show Rey a vision of her parents so this may well suggest that he isn’t her father after all, which may disappoint many fans.

All in all, we’re not sold on the claims that have emerged surrounding the newest film. Sounds like we’ll just have to sit tight until December 2017.

In related news, director Rian Johnson has shared this new image from the set of the movie as filming comes to a finish…


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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.