GREETINGS TO ALL FROM MALICE-CORP.COM. I want to try and start up a conversation with some of my fellow nerds here. Maybe get some fire in the bellies and start a full-on nerd fight. You all know that they announced the title for episode 8 back in January; “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. But what does that mean? What I found interesting that some people may have missed is that since they are expanding the universe out to include other story lines, they seem to be now referencing the original movies, prequels, and now episode 7, 8, and 9 as ‘The Skywalker Saga’. That is very interesting to me, because of some of the assumptions and theories I have heard and formulated myself wouldn’t fit if episode 8 and 9 focus around Rey.
Before I dig deeper into that I want to just toss out there that Episode 8 was written and directed by Rian Johnson. Along wtih producing team Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. Finally the executive producers will be J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. If you are familiar with J.J. Abrams you know he doesn’t let even the little things slide by. Something that’s as simple as dubbing the whole of the series “The Skywalker Saga” seems to imply that a Skywalker will be the focus of all films. J.J. Abrams and Disney wouldn’t have let that happen unless he intends to make a Skywalker the focus of every movie.
So what does that mean? Well I and a lot of people have dismissed the theory that Rey is a Skywalker. Most people think that is just too obvious. Many people like myself think she is a Kenobi and that she is Ben’s grand daughter, which would completely toss out “The Skywalker Saga”. So I want to ask everyone what they think will happen. Are they going for the obvious? Which to me would be a huge let down; or did someone make a mistake and this will not be a “Skywalker Saga” movie or is Rey not the focus of the next movie and Luke is? So many questions not enough answers… Guess we all have to wait for Dec 15, 2017 to get the answers.
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Jack Malice, Contributor and founder