Since “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” hit the theatres last year, numerous rumours have been surfacing on internet regarding the plot of the next instalment in Star Wars sequel trilogy, “Star Wars: Episode VIII.”
The rumours range from claims stating Rey (Daisy Ridley) as Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) daughter to speculations mentioning a romantic relationship between Rey and Finn (John Boyega) in the upcoming movie.
However, fans of Star Wars received a big surprise when a Reddit user, LouEvilOne, posted several theories from “Episode VIII” that he claims are leaks from the script of the movie. The theories include film’s title and other major plot details.
The post claims that the name of the eighth instalment will be “Echoes of the Dark Side.” The leak has also revealed the name of the new cast members who will be joining the movie.
However, one of the major theories from the post states that Rey is actually an incarnation of Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader and was born without a father; just like Anakin.
According to the post, Luke visits the Jedi temple, where he learns that the Force reincarnates the spirit of the chosen one every time there is an imbalance in the universe.
It also mentions that the incarnation process occurs on a regular basis and Rey is not the first and the last to be chosen by the Force. Before her, Anakin was incarnated and before him, there were others.
If the theories are to be believed, it very much explains why Rey is so much powerful with the Force without any training. Her traits are similar to those of Anakin’s who blew up a Trade Federation ship by himself when he was just eight-years-old.
There is a significant possibility that the theories are just speculations posted by the Reddit user as no official sources have confirmed any of it yet. However, Entertainment Weekly has stated that Rey’s story will pick up in Rian Johnson’s directed “Episode VIII.” Hence, even though the theories stated in the post have no authenticity as of now, some of it might turn out to be true.