We’re still a year and a half away from Star Wars: Episode VIII, but that doesn’t mean fans won’t do whatever it takes to get a sweet drip of information about the continuing adventures of Luke Skywalker, Rey, and Han Solo’s emo son. Now that the Star Wars extended universe has been thrown out, it’s anyone’s guess what could happen next. All we can possibly hang our hat on is that Rey will seemingly be training in the ways of the Jedi with Luke Skywalker on his island getaway. But if this report by ComicBookMovie.com is true, we’re going to learn some stuff that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
THERE ARE MAJOR (POSSIBLE) SPOILERS AHEAD…
The first half of the leak shows Luke basically explaining the origins of the Force, which is a far cry from the “silly religion” of A New Hope. We actually see the light and dark side personified in a brother and sister. Duality!
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 next part has Luke extrapolating on the prophecy that his father was The One. Apparently, Luke knows that this was wrong — way wrong. Has he been talking with Force ghosts? How does he know this?
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.
You can read the rest of the report over at ComicBookMovie, and you should. This is really interesting stuff, even if it’s theory crafting and not part of the movie, it’ll be interesting to discuss over the next 18 FRIGGIN’ MONTHS. Ugh.