Rumor: Is this Episode VII’s ‘I am your father’ moment?

spoilers-swirl-muppetMaking Star Wars finishes the day with a real whopper, what Jason is calling the “I am your father” moment of the film. Which means this is possibly the biggest spoiler of them all, so click through at your own risk.

It is, honestly, kinda cra-cra in an eye-rolling Seth-and-Amy (“Really?”) kind of way, but to paraphrase Jason, it’s bad execution that ruins stories, not the ideas. (I agree with him on spoilers too, obviously.)

But if you don’t like this rumor… Well, my red herring theory from this afternoon still stands, and this is the kind of thing that makes me want to stand by it all the more. We’ll see.

There’s going to be quite a bit of snark bearing down on this. Batten down the hatches.

UPDATE: A follow-up gives this a tad more context.

10 Replies to “Rumor: Is this Episode VII’s ‘I am your father’ moment?”

  1. So…is Jason (and Jason if you’re around you can answer this yourself!) suggesting that “Kira” is…Luke’s daughter? Or…something else? I think I’m lost (the problem with taking an internet time-out for a while…).

    That said, I’d pay good money to see Daisy’s character end up a true Skywalker, and not a Solo. There’s a part of me that still thinks that seating her between Harrison and Carrie at the table read/photo was a red herring.

    1. No. I don’t think Jason is implying that Kira would be a Skywalker. Simply going off what’s available and that kinda connection would be pure conjecture. Sorry. Heh.

  2. Let’s pretend this rumor is a true spoiler, and was never leaked. The audience is going to know what’s happening if we sit through most of the movie and don’t see Mark as Luke Skywalker (as we know him).

    If he’s actually in this cyborg costume, no one is going to be able to deny it once promo stuff starts happening. Everyone knows Mark’s been in London for six months. How in the world could they do a press tour/trailers/everything without an image of Luke, and still try to keep this “reveal” under wraps?

    If we were led to believe Mark wasn’t going to be in this movie, yeah, *then* they could try doing something like this. (SO THE CYBORG IS OBVIOUSLY BDW AS LANDO–)

  3. This sounds like a good story, but I’m not buying it. I do think there will be an unexpected twist that we don’t see coming towards the end, but this isn’t it.

    I also (would like to) think Ms. Ridley’s character is neither a Solo or Skywalker, but someone orphaned and/or a young adult trying to build a life for herself in a universe ripe with extreme chaos and turmoil since the War of Endor. Perhaps she’s Force-sensitive but doesn’t realize it until later on. Because really: In a universe this large, does everyone really have to be related to one another?

    Unrelated, is anyone else interested in what the opening crawl says? Is it safe to say they will use glass plates with text on it, and not go digital for this?

    1. The more I think about it, the less I buy it. ‘Luke has gone to the Dark Side’ is just too obvious and expected – I read this after all the hype yesterday and was – “That? That’s it?” Yeah, it’s Star Wars and naturally cheesy and so something being ‘obvious’ doesn’t necessarily count it out, but…

      And if the beard is for ‘cover,’ why not let Hamill keep it neat and trimmed? Is he going to keep growing it through reshoots? For flashbacks? That could go either way, I guess.

      Ridley not being a Solo/Skywalker, fine. Living in a [thing?] Sure. Whatever. Could be. This Luke thing, though, seems like pure leakbait to me.

      1. I agree with Dunc, and I would go farther to say that I think “Luke has gone mysteriously over to the dark side” would not be received well by the fandom. It would make his journey in the original trilogy seem pointless – not to mention the sacrifice and story of Anakin Skywalker.

        If Jason’s report is true – and the end of the movie involves Daisy “embracing” the cyborg/baddie at the end, it makes no sense if she’s just a junker from a desert planet. It does make sense if it’s a relative, perhaps one thought dead. Like a brother?

  4. I’m finished with Star Wars if Luke turned to the Darkside. It just wastes everything that happened before it.

  5. …what if the dude holding the helmet was Boba Fett. And HE’s the bad guy here. Talk about a serious Skywalker vendetta….

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