Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s full trailer has generated more conspiracy theories than you can shake a lightsaber at.
From Luke Skywalker to Supreme Leader Snoke, fans have spent the past 10 days pouring over each and every frame as the hunt for tangible story clues intensifies. But Screen Rant has gone one step further.
Citing a script pulled from IMSDb (the Internet Movie Script Database), SR now claims that Kylo Ren was actually trying to save General Leia Organa while piloting his sleek TIE Silencer. It’s arguably one of the most memorable shots from last Monday’s reveal, as it shows the guilt-stricken Kylo freezing at the crucial moment, just as the First Order closes in on the Resistance fleet.
That hesitation has sparked heated debate online, though Screen Rant asserts that Kylo’s moral dilemma can be traced all the way back to The Force Awakens. Here’s how the film’s script paints that crucial moment in which Adam Driver’s rogue murders Han Solo in cold blood.
Kylo Ren is somehow WEAKENED by this wicked act. Himself horrified. His SHOCK is broken only when — CHEWIE CRIES OUT IN AGONY! Chewie furiously FIRES AT KYLO REN, HITTING HIM IN THE SIDE! Kylo Ren falls back, stunned.
Weakened by his wicked act? Surely the point of murdering his estranged father was to be further entrenched in the dark side? So many questions, so few answers. Another thing worth mentioning is that Kylo Ren is unable to sense Chewbacca’s blaster, whereas in the beginning of The Force Awakens he froze Poe’s projectile mid-flight. Chalk this up as innocent conjecture for now, as it’s unlikely we’ll get much of an explanation prior to The Last Jedi‘s release.
Said to balance the familiar with the unfamiliar – the old with the new – Star Wars: The Last Jedi is locked in for December 15th. It’ll be followed in quick succession by Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story and the as-yet-untitled Episode IX, which will seemingly unify all three Star Wars trilogies in 2019.