It’s that time again! With “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” just over a month away, I’m going to make some predictions. I’ve had good ones (see Rogue One) and bad ones (see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). But the point is, I want it written down if I happen to be right!
A few weeks ago I might have made a prediction about what “The Last Jedi” means, but that’s already been explained. It’s actually in the opening crawl for “The Force Awakens” that Luke is the Last Jedi. So that’s not really an option.
Let’s start with Rey’s parents. I don’t think we will find out definitively who her family line is. There may be some hints, but I don’t think we’ll find out anything until the last movie. I know some people will be disappointed, but I think this is a good way to handle it. Leave some mystery for the future.
This may seem obvious, but Leia will die. With Carrie Fisher’s passing, Lucasfilm and Disney had to make some changes. Episode VIII was supposed to be Luke’s story and Episode IX was supposed to be Leia’s story. Obviously this won’t happen. The latest preview teases that Kylo Ren will kill her. I think this may be some tricky editing, but ultimately I think he’ll be the one to kill her even if it’s a different scene.
And now for one of my favorite subjects: Porgs. These adorable creatures leaked out a few months ago and made their screen debut in the last trailer. I think the hints are there that Chewbacca will form a bond with at least one of them. All this talk about eating them is sort of nonsense. There won’t be anything like that. I’ll go out on a limb and say they will play some sort of crucial role at some point in the story. I don’t remember where I saw it, but I read that they are force sensitive (think Chirrut Imwe in Rogue One). It may not be a crucial plot point, but there will be a point where they will do something important force-wise in a scene.
OK, there it is. I may have more to add later (I’ll do a different post if I do), but this is what I’m standing by for now!
Do you have any predictions for The Last Jedi? Leave your thoughts in the comments section!