As if thereal life Star Wars episode between tech giants Jeff Bezos and Elon Muskwasn’t enough, followers of the Star Wars franchise have recently fathomed a new fan theory about the latest film in the series. The very first words spoken in the movie, as San Tekka hands Poe a digital map leading to Luke Skywalker’s location, are as follows:
“This will begin to make things right.”
Well, that sure did set off the Star Wars fan base. The Business Insider broke down the possible meanings of this line because let’s be honest, it’s one or the other. The first consists of the literal analysis where Tekka’s words point simply at Skywalker’s importance in returning balance to the force. But the other…oh the other is something else.
Let’s backtrack for a minute and remember the disappointment that Star Wars fans felt about the prequel trilogy that George Lucas produced in the late nineties and early 2000’s. It wasn’t taken lightly…to put it…well, lightly.
Nonetheless like true fans, the people of Star Wars supported the films and continued to live by their code. But when George Lucas sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney who immediately summoned sci-fi whiz J.J. Abrams to direct the film, the Star Wars fans came scrambling from their desert planet hovels to witness the revolution.
However, the taste in their mouths was sour. Their once god-like creator George Lucas had taken what they’d loved so much and made it into a disappointment. Could anyone revive the franchise and bring it to its former glory?
They sure could, and their name was Disney, along with a well-known man by the tag of J.J. Abrams.
Fan Theory Claim Abrams Intentionally Called Out Lucas
J.J. Abrams is a man of integrity, but did he take a swing at Lucas?
Of all the fan theories that have arisen (Skywalker being responsible for Snoke’s scars, Rey having reverse-engineered the force, Kylo Ren acting as a double agent for the Jedi and Dark Side, etc.), the one that hits the hardest is whether or not Abrams had the guts to call out Lucas’ failures with the very first spoken dialogue in the film.
In all of the interviews he’s done, Abrams has seemed genuinely thankful for the opportunity and has said nothing but good things about Lucas. However it’s without a doubt that he had heard of the dismay people felt about Lucas’ second set of films. Regardless it seems that Abrams probably didn’t intentionally attack Lucas’ Star Wars legacy as Abrams favorite fan theoryhimself is about Jar Jar Binks, one of the most despised characters in all of sci-fi entertainment.
Either way George Lucas is living large right now. Disney is living even larger.