So there’s already lots of discussion about the merits & demerits of TFA - that’s not the goal here. I want to hear your theories about where the next movies will take us.
Upon leaving the theater, I commented to Mrs. Mongoose that I felt they’d taken some storytelling cues from later Harry Potter films, and that I thought that was a good thing - at its heart, Star Wars is all about wizards, magic, and adventure. Along with that, and a little of de-helmeted Kylo’s appearance, led me to ponder if he’s a Snape - deep within the evil organization, to the point of having to kill a beloved figure to finally bring them down. If Han knows, it makes his death that much more poignant.
There’s been an article circling the Internet with the same general idea. I like it quite a lot, as it changes the meaning of Kylo wanting to “finish what Vader started” - when he killed the Emperor.
I rate this at about a 20% likelihood of being true.
What “twist” are you hoping to see in XIII or IX, and how likely do you rate them?