There are definitely some answers movie-goers will be on the hunt for when Star Wars Episode VIII hits theaters this Christmas. According to a new Japanese ad for the film, the biggest reveal in the franchise is about to happen.
First and foremost, we need to talk about what we’re referencing here. This is all based on a Japanese poster for the movie that, when translated, roughly says:
The Most Shocking Truth In Star Wars History Will Soon Be Revealed!
Take a look. If your Japanese is like mine, it won’t mean much.
Granted, from translations by i09, this could mean a number of things. For one, the word translated as ‘truth’ could mean ‘reveal’ and the word ‘shocking’ could mean many things, like devastating, startling, sensational or astonishing. Regardless of the exact interpretation, it is clear something huge is getting ready to happen in the Star Wars universe.
I think everyone is counting on Rey finding out who her parents are, and even though that could be a big surprise, I can’t see that being bigger than the massive reveal of Luke and Darth Vader being family.
No, it seems something else is going to hit the fan, here. My money would be on whatever it is Luke means when he says ‘It’s time for the Jedi to end’ in the newest trailer. I guarantee it isn’t what anyone is assuming, whatever those assumptions may be. However, I lean towards this being the bedrock plot piece this Japanese poster is referring to.
If you haven’t seen that trailer yet, you can take a look below.
What Else Could It Be?
Why not hop down in the comments and wager a guess? These posts are WAY more fun when we all throw out our ideas on what it could be. There’s no real way to know at this point, but adding all our ideas together can make for some interesting fodder for thought.
Hope to hear from some of you!