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What will Rey and Kylo name their children?

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#2181 Ocelot

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:27 PM

My first thought on seeing the title and hearing Sheev's laugh was that it was going to have some flashbacks to either Luke or Anakin, but then I remembered that there are already three movies for each of those characters. So, yeah, maybe it's Rey taking the name Skywalker as a mantle, or even just replacing the word 'Jedi' with 'Skywalker'. I'm not crazy about that, because it reminds me of the "Tell me another tale of The Shepard" nonsense they tried to pull in the Mass Effect 3 ending, but maybe if JJ handles it with a little more nuance than none at all he might be able to pull it off.

 

Or, hell, maybe the Skywalker in question is Kylo Ren, and he's going to have a revelation and start calling himself Skywalker to distance himself from his old ways (I've already seen people theorising that him Rock Bottom-ing that dude in the trailer is actually him killing one of his own knights while fighting for the Rebellion with his own defected Stormtroopers). Or it's Leia. Or Ghost Luke. Or Ghost Schmi. Or, like The Last Jedi, it's going to refer to multiple things throughout the movie. I don't know, but I'm looking forward to finding out.

 

EDIT - Also, we'll obviously have to see it in full, but I'm calling Rey as an early contender to win the coveted Best Flip award. We anime now, bois. Prequel flips ain't got nothing on that work of art. Given that it also looks like we're going to get some underwater Death Star 2 action, as seen in the early concept art books for the Sequel Trilogy, I wonder if they're also going to bring back the best idea in all Star Wars history:

 

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#2182 Ocelot

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:28 PM

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This screenshot is everything I love about JJ Abrams' action scenes. Look how hard they're GOING FOR IT! You can feel the sense of speed and urgency from the still picture alone. 

 

Also here's some more of that sunken Death Star 2 concept art from pre-Episode-VII:

 

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#2183 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:36 PM

 

I've already read some theories that "Skywalker" will become the new term for force users, casting aside Jedi and Sith as commonplace terms.

 

It kinda makes sense but it's also kinda dumb.

 

I'm glad someone agrees with me on this.

 

The sad part about this theory is that it's so hokey and sappy that Disney is most likely going to do it.



#2184 Ocelot

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:58 PM

I think they could make it work. Consider that they've already totally done away with the word 'Sith' without anyone really noticing. Nobody's used it in either of the sequel trilogy movies so far; it's essentially been replaced with 'the Knights of Ren', and I haven't seen any hateful 20-minute Youtube rants about that. Maybe Rey's going to set up the Knights of Skywalker, or just the Skywalkers. It's really not that bad a name for what Jedi actually do, after all.

 

EDIT - Here's Ian McDiarmid on stage proving that he can't even get through three words without chewing the scenery:

 

 

The man is a ham of the highest order and we are lucky to be getting more from him. The Sheev Train never stops.



#2185 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:02 AM

I think they could make it work. Consider that they've already totally done away with the word 'Sith' without anyone really noticing. Nobody's used it in either of the sequel trilogy movies so far; it's essentially been replaced with 'the Knights of Ren', and I haven't seen any hateful 20-minute Youtube rants about that. Maybe Rey's going to set up the Knights of Skywalker, or just the Skywalkers. It's really not that bad a name for what Jedi actually do, after all.

 

The Sith going away is part of the overall theme of the series: the Sith died with Vader and Palpatine, and Disney was smart enough to pick up on that when the Old Canon wasn't. Snoke and Kylo are supposed to be something different than the Sith, but the problem is that it hasn't been explored at all because Disney has forgotten how to do anything good with Villains like how they used to. 

 

I honestly thought that Snoke was either a botched clone of Palpatine or some kind of Grey Jedi, but now that he's dead it doesn't really matter. Kylo's progression as a villain is one of the things I really liked about the Last Jedi, and I hope that they continue to explore this character as a completely irredeemable Dark Side user and make him a parallel to Darth Vader, rather than try to redeem him, because it would be disingenuous at this point because he has done too much evil stuff to be redeemed. 

 

Also, I don't even know what the Knights of Ren are supposed to be. I'm not sure if they're even Force Users, because they honestly look more like some sort of elite squad of soldiers than anything else. 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:21 AM

Also, I don't even know what the Knights of Ren are supposed to be. I'm not sure if they're even Force Users, because they honestly look more like some sort of elite squad of soldiers than anything else. 

 

Aren't they just students from Luke's Jedi school who went off with Kylo when he burnt the whole thing down? Come to think of it, I can't remember if that was ever actually stated officially or if it's just what we've all been assuming all this time :P

 

Anyway, here's some footage of the Mandalorian TV show:

 

 

I'm into it, though I hope they aren't also going with the miserable grey colour palette of Solo and the Fallen Order game.

 

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#2187 Ocelot

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:03 AM

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 03:53 AM

Nobody else biting on the KOTOR Movie rumours? I saw the A.V Club and several other outlets reports. Not sure I see value in adapting directly KOTOR itself, but I think films set in the Old Republic period would definitely be a good way for directors to experiment with new films without the baggage that comes with the Skywalker era.

 

 


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:09 PM

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We're Sheevin' it up boyeeee! Sheev Wars: Sheev of the SheevSheever: Featuring Sheev from the Sheev Wars Series

 

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#2190 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 11:43 AM

We're Sheevin' it up boyeeee! Sheev Wars: Sheev of the SheevSheever: Featuring Sheev from the Sheev Wars Series

 

The excitement is Palpable.

 

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#2191 Ocelot

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:37 AM

 

YOOOOOO

 

Dark Rey confirmed! Definitely not a trailer misdirect! Sheev turns Rey bad, Ghost Luke turns Kylo good, WHAT A TWIST!

 

OK, so it's definitely going to be a Force Vision of some kind, and that shot of a thousand old model Star Destroyers in blue lightning space probably is, too, but it's still pretty neato. What a gorgeous movie this is. Rey and Kylo are going to fight in the half-sunken wreckage of the second Death Star and I'm going to die.



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:43 PM

That Vader breathing tho.

 

What if Palpy ain't the only clone?


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#2193 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:24 PM

My guess is that they're going for something along the lines of the Dark Empire series.

 

As in SHEEV CLONES BABY

 

I'm glad they're bringing the real Empire back. The First Order doesn't stand out that much in comparison to the thing its copying except for Kylo Ren, who has been fantastic so far.\

 

EDIT: Also I heard someone theorize that that Rey is a clone. I dunno, but clone Vader would be dope.

 



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:31 PM

If they're doing clones, then I insist they bring the old EU clone naming convention back. Sheeev, Reey, Kyylo Ren, Finnn...

 

As for the Vader breathing noise, I wonder if it's finally time for the Anakin/Vader Force Ghost from the concept art book:

 

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Maybe Kylo's going to be praying to his dead grandpappy's helmet again and this time grandpappy actually says hello.



#2195 God-Emperor Thrawnie

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:19 PM

Wait that Dark Rey thing with the ridiculous double-saber is real?

 

 

 

I saw a .gif of it on Twitter and thought it was a parody.



#2196 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:01 AM

Wait that Dark Rey thing with the ridiculous double-saber is real?

 

I saw a .gif of it on Twitter and thought it was a parody.

 

No no, this is the parody:

 

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Not going to lie, that saber flip made me cringe more than it made me go "whoa that's SO COOL"



#2197 Ocelot

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 10:48 PM

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It was real all along.

 

The most important part of Star Wars canon, i.e. Reylo shipping, is going to be even steamier when Rey is bad and Kylo is good.

 

EDIT - Leaked footage of Kylo Ren after he turns back to the light side:

 

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#2198 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 08:53 AM

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It was real all along.

 

Hate to disagree with you my boy, but I really, really hope that isn't the case.

 

As he is right now, Kylo Ren is a really interesting villain character, and in one way I would say he's more interesting than Vader. Vader is motivated to kill his master because since he's lost so much he can't bear to lose his son as well, while Kylo is motivated to do it because its a further progression of his strength in the dark side. Having a poorly rushed redemption arc after all that he's done to hurt the protagonists would feel disingenuous at this point. I'm not saying that it couldn't be done, but it would have to be done really well to convince me.

 

Also this movie is already similar enough to Dark Empire that I'm willing to bet that the Rey in the trailer is just an evil clone. They did with Luke in the Thrawn trilogy, and since Disney has a habit of robbing Legend's grave I wouldn't put it past them to reuse that plot point.



#2199 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:00 PM

Watching through Clone Wars is starting to fuel my Episode 9 theories.

Main one is what if Palpatine and his imperial remnant is hiding out in the ruins of Mortis? I thought that he might be in Byss because of Dark Empire similarities, but that could be a cool way to tie it to the Clone Wars.




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