Star Wars Episode 9: The Most Plausible Theories How The Newest Trilogy Will End
Star Wars' end is coming, and although we won't be able to enjoy it until probably December of next year, we have gathered some important details to have an overview of what to expect in the last part of this sequel trilogy. Disney has always been loyal to George Lucas' franchise, the mastermind behind the saga.
Luckily for us, the books and the movies hide details in clear sight that can give us a pretty good idea of how the story is bound to end. Plus, there is plenty of information in the media that deals with Star Wars canon, determining some things that can be certain about the fate of the Force, the Jedi, and the Sith, just to name a few. Without further ado, let's delve into the expectations for Episode IX.
1. The Sith and Jedi's destiny is to fail
There is strong corroboration that the Sith and Jedi, as they are illustrated in all the episodes from the first one to the sixth, are determined to fall through. The Jedi of the Old Republic had supreme qualities, and their usage of the Force was intended to a more remarkable benefit.
The Sith, on the other hand, just used it for control and power. Even the very same Lucas explained this stating that the light side of the Force is thoughtful, while its dark side is ecocentric. He also added that light eventually wins over the dark since compassion means helping those around you and thus having a well-lived existence.
The dark, on the contrary, might fulfill its wishes, but then it is left with nothing because perks that come from childishness are hollow. However, the director also revealed that the Force should always be even, meaning that if you go to the dark side, things can get out of balance, but the same can happen the other way around, right?
It is not favorable to be pure light since things will also be unbalanced. Thus, the implication behind this is that the Sith are wrong, and that is unquestionable, but so do the Jedi. So if their destiny is to fade into history, the remaining question is: What will be left for our dear galaxy far, far away?
2. Lighting the Dark Side
The new bad guy shown in The Force Awakens, the Supreme Master Snoke, indicated that his protege Kylo Ren was worthy because he was made of dark and light. However, no Sith has ever affirmed that, so it is plainly evident that Snoke is no Sith, and additionally, things are different from the times of Darth Vader or Darth Maul.
Snoke not only is going to the dark side of the Force, but he also left regular Sith teachings to come up with something new. So considering everything and after the massive disappointment that Luke Skywalker had to face with his nephew Kylo ruining his steady work with youthful Jedi, there is only one question.
What is he chasing on Ach-to planet during his self-imposed exile? What does he discover that really turns him into the last Jedi? The good thing is that we are conscious of Luke's findings in the main Jedi temple, and it is not what you would expect.
3. A misread prophecy
"The Jedi will come to destroy the Sith and bring balance to the Force;" and all Star Wars followers are conscious about the forecast of the Chosen One that sums up all the first six episodes. What really brought balance to the Force was Anakin Skywalker and his son's rise, fall, and redemption.
His daughter and each event that unfolded in Episodes I-VI also played an important part. However, the balance did not last long, if not, what would be the story to tell after that episode? Perhaps, was it that the Jedi misread the forecast?
4. An extra prophecy
We are confident that the focal point of the last movie will be another prediction in the canon that originated from the Whills. Even though it has not been investigated yet, it suggests an end of the trilogy. It says:
First comes the day, then comes the night
After the darkness shines through the light
The difference, they say, is only made right
By the resolving of the gray through refined Jedi sight.
This forecast gives a conspicuous nod yet to come in the space adventure since the Whills run deep down in the legend of Star Wars back to the first script. Even Lucas clarified that, initially, he wanted the story to be told by someone else, a living being watching everything and recording it.
"Somebody probably wiser than the mortal players in the actual events. I eventually dropped this idea, and the concept behind the Whills turned into the Force. But the Whills became part of this massive amount of notes, quotes, background information that I used for the scripts". Any further explanation?
5. No more the light and the dark
We are probably aware of the fact that the Force is no longer the light and the dark. The Bendu in Legends exposes that there is light, dark, and the middle, although prior to that, there was no center. Moreover, the Bendu did not consider Sith gadgets as either good or bad but that it all depended on the wielder's purpose.
The Whills' forecast is written neither from a Jedi nor a Sith point of view; thus, it considers the Grey that involves light, dark, and everything in between. Although the Grey was not considered canon, it cannot be a coincidence. It can only mean that Disney is using Lucas' original ideas of a middle ground.
6. The Whills' lessons
Its presence was confirmed in Rogue One due to Chirrut Îmwe, referred as “guardian of the Whills,” and here is precisely where things become exceptional. Îmwe was securing a temple on Jedha which was expected to belong to the Jedi. The Rogue One visual guide also indicated that legends are surrounding Jedha.
Some people theorize that it is the origin of the Jedi Order and that the planet gave it its name. Even though this is denied by scholars, everyone agrees that the Jedi and the historical background of Jedha are connected. Moreover, Chirrut thinks that no one could hold a monopoly on understanding the cosmic energy field.
Jedha was destroyed along with all the information about educating of the Whills. However, if the city was the homeland of the Jedi, and the one we know distorted the Whills’ teachings towards the light, we can deduce that the first Force wielders were Grey.
7. Ancient Jedi were Grey
"Before the Jedi Purge and the Age of the Empire, Jedi scholars presented a case for Ahch-To as the place of the Jedi Order’s first temple nearby other universes, for example, Tython, Coruscant, Jedha, and Ossus. Luke sets up Ossus in Legends, we are aware of Coruscant and Jedha, and Tython was the original Jedi temple in Legends. In those days, the Jedi weren’t simply light side wielders. They were firmly lined up with the teaching of the Whills and were known as “Jed’aii."
The extract was noted by Star Wars: Complete Locations, so our known Jedi come from the Jed'aii; nevertheless, their values are different. The latter's are similar to the Whills, teaching that the Force required a balance between light and dark. So when a pupil was too dark or light, he was sent to meditate and gain stability.
8. Luke is The Last Jedi
Luke Skywalker's journey between episodes four and seven was not pleasant at all: his aunt died, his uncle died, his mentor Ben Kenobi passed away as well, and his father also lost his life in his arms, just to name a few of the events.
In an attempt to distress, he starts his quest for the primary Jedi temple living in the ruins of Ahch-To where he learns ancient Jedi history. Moreover, he understands the Whills' prophecy, "by resolving of the grey, through refined Jedi sight.” A change needs to happen, and Luke’s the only Jedi left to do it.
9. Grey is the end
The distinction will be made ideal by a Jedi refining his sight, and that is, obviously, Luke. On the other hand, maybe Rey will find that lesson out by not turning into a Jedi, but something else. Anyway, we need a mid-ground since the Jedi, and the Sith have fallen flat.
However, perhaps Kylo Ren will comprehend the mistake of his ways and take in the balance before someone else. Although we cannot determine how these events will turn out, we are sure that the new prediction will be solved before the end of Episode IX.
The upcoming epic space opera movie will be the final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens in 2015 and The Last Jedi in 2017, but the ninth for the entire franchise. The announcement of the film came after Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm back in 2012.
In August 2015, Colin Trevorrow was announced as the director. However, due to creative differences, he left the production in September last year and now is being directed by J.J. Abrams, the same one that previously helmed The Force Awakens.
Despite the initial announcement that Episode IX was set to be released in May, as the previous two installments, the release date was shifted to the holiday season. Now we will enjoy it on December 19, 2019. This change might have something to do with the fourth installment of Avengers landing in May 2019.
The movie stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, among others.Do you agree with the possible ends? What are your thoughts about the theories? We cannot tell for sure what to expect in the last installment of the trilogy, but it promises to be very gripping. The bad news is that we will have to wait more than a year to enjoy it. While we do it, why don't you share this article with other Star Wars fans?