Its been a few days since we saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and our minds are still reeling. This movie added so much to the Star Wars universe, and opened up so many new mysteries.
MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW
Why did Ben Solo become Kylo Ren? We know that Ben Solo, son of Han Solo and Leia Organa, was one of Luke Skywalker’s pupils until Supreme Leader Snoke turned him to the dark side and he murdered his fellow students. But why? What did Snoke say to him? Why was Ben so untrusting of Luke, his parents and the light side? These questions will almost certainly become the crux of the next few movies.
Who are Rey’s parents? Almost everything about Rey is purposefully left a mystery. The film strongly hints that she’s related to one of our main characters—but since we get very little indication from Leia, most people think she’s related to Luke. That’s bolstered by the fact when Kylo Ren reads her mind, he sees an island with water. This is a huge clue. Is he seeing Rey’s future, from the end of the film, or her past, when she was with Luke before?
Who is Finn? We know Finn was raised from birth to be a Stormtrooper: FN-2187, to be precise. But beyond that, his lineage is incredibly mysterious. Will he have some famous parentage? Will we learn more about his stormtrooper friend who dies on Jakku? Or will he just remain that one stormtrooper who stood up for what is right? Episodes VIII and IX will almost certainly let us know.
How will Kylo Ren complete his training? At the end of the film, Snoke says he needs Kylo Ren to complete his training. Wouldn’t the murder of his father have done that? That seemed like Kylo’s way of ending once and for all his struggle between the light and the dark sides. Not to mention, defeat of one’s father is how Luke finished his training. However, if there’s still more, it seems like Snoke has some really evil stuff in store.
What has Luke been doing while he’s been missing? We’ll surely find out the answer to this question once we see Star Wars Episode VIII, but odds are he’s been meditating, becoming stronger with the Force, and maybe talking with Obi-Wan, Yoda and Anakin, who were last seen as ghosts alongside him.
How can Rey use the Force if she’s never been trained? It takes Luke Skywalker a while to start to begin to use the Force, let alone Jedi Mind Trick someone. But Rey does it, basically, in her first few days. That seems odd unless you consider two things. Either the Force is stronger now, after having been kind of dormant for a while (see “How strong is Kylo Ren with the Force?”) or she had some previous training.
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