The Rise of Skywalker is less than six months away and the tension is rising. With each passing month, the fervor surrounding the film grows as I begin to wonder more and more what the heck is going to happen. With a heavy hitter like Emperor Palpatine returning to reprise his role in this Skywalker saga finale the questions I am dying to have answered are flying around inside my brain like a miniature cyclone.
Why is Palpatine back? If The Last Jedi wasn’t the end to the topic of Rey’s parentage then who are her parents? Who is the title, The Rise of Skywalker, talking about? Will Kylo Ren be redeemed? On and on and on my thoughts are racing about this final movie and yet I know I won’t have a definitive answer until I’m walking out of that theater after having finally watched the film on December 20. But…being a Star Wars fan, there’s always the chance that one can, as Darth Sidious said, “discover the secret.” Maybe there’s a hidden clue lying about in Star Wars lore that contains the key to the entire Rise of Skywalker plot. And I think I may have found that key. Continue reading What Could These Prophecies Mean for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’?
Last Friday Star Wars fans were finally provided with a tantalizing teaser for Episode IX where we not only got to see our favorite heroes and villains again but also were introduced to the name of this Skywalker saga finale, The Rise of Skywalker. The title was met with mixed thoughts. Some loved it and immediately began to theorize about what the name could mean, while there were those who didn’t like it and thought it was just a straight up stupid name. For me, I found myself in the middle of both realms. On one hand, I like the title and then, on the other hand, I find myself confused by the title’s pronunciation, for it doesn’t flow off the tongue as easily as some of the other Star Wars titles.
But last night, after watching The Last Jedi, I realized that there may be way more meaning to this name than first conceived. There are plenty of theories out there in the world about the title and what it could mean for the movie. One of the theories is that “Skywalker” is a new term for the supposed Jedi. While that may seem silly (and clearly not right) I think these theorists may be closer to the answer behind the meaning of this title than they think and I think I may have solved at least a portion of the title’s meaning. So, on that note, here’s a deeper analysis into the title: The Rise of Skywalker.
(The words in bold are to emphasize certain points in the post.)
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For the past two Star Wars movies in this current trilogy rumors have circulated that Anakin Skywalker would make an appearance in the films. In The Force Awakens, they went far enough to create concept art showcasing Anakin Skywalker who would have appeared in Rey’s vision. He, unfortunately, didn’t make it into the end product of the film.
In The Last Jedi it was rumored that Rey would experience in one of her Force-training exercises a vision where one of the sea monsters (that Luke ended up milking) was living in a cave and it would transform into Anakin Skywalker. (That sounds reminiscent of Luke’s vision in the cave on Dagobah.) That also didn’t end up happening.
That rumor from The Last Jedi seemed all the more palpable because Hayden Christensen showed up at some Star Wars conventions in 2017, which he hasn’t done in a while.
Rumors have also started circulating about Anakin making an appearance in Episode IX and if this is supposedly the Skywalker saga finale shouldn’t he be in it in some form or another? Especially that now, obviously, Palpatine is making a chilling return to the franchise.
Do I think he should be in the movie? Yeah, why not? I would love to see a Force Ghost Anakin Skywalker talk a little bit of sense into his deranged grandson, Ben Solo. I think it would be positively awesome. If anything it could maybe allude to the movie’s title, The Rise of Skywalker. That could be cool. Whatever the case, J.J Abrams knows how to deliver a lot of fan-service moments that’ll make us all very, very happy.
What do you think? Do you think Anakin should return in Episode IX and maybe battle Palpatine Force-ghost style or should he remain absent? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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Woo, it’s Sunday and you know what that means? It’s time for another segment of Who’s Your Favorite? I’m so excited for today’s segment because I’m tackling a fun topic; lightsaber colors. Lightsabers are undoubtedly one of the coolest fictional creations of all time and they are part of the reason why Star Wars is such an amazing franchise. In fact, it’s safe to say that every Star Wars fan has pretended to swing a lightsaber once or twice in their life. (I know I have.) 🙂
So, on that note, here are the six known lightsaber colors to choose from.
Blue is the most common color for lightsabers and there have been some pretty remarkable characters who have wielded this color. Rey, of course, hasn’t made her own lightsaber but she still looks pretty cool with a blue lightsaber in hand.
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There are a lot of fantastic pilots in Star Wars. In fact, a great pilot is always an essential character to have as a part of any crew in Star Wars. Without one, you’re missing a key aspect of being able to get out of trouble if need be.
Throughout my time watching this franchise there have been many remarkable pilots. Han Solo. Luke Skywalker. Wedge Antilles. Anakin Skywalker. Poe Dameron. Rey. Kylo Ren. And there are many more. But of these pilots who is the greatest? It’s one of the hardest questions I have ever asked myself of this franchise.
So, I will judge these pilots off of three criteria. 1: Evasion. 2: Target Destruction Rating. And 3: Sweet Moves.
To make this post as minimal as possible I will decipher who the best pilot is between these three finalists; Han Solo (of course), Poe Dameron (this is also not a surprise), and Anakin Skywalker. All three of these pilots have shown us their skills multiple times over multiple situations and so it gives me more room to judge. (But I would like to give a quick shout out to Kylo Ren and Rey who are also fantastic pilots in their own right.)
Okay, let the judging begin.
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