Star Wars News Net is reporting that a Japanese promotional leaflet hyping the new Star Wars movie The Last Jedi, could offer a sneak peak into a major surprise for the film. The leaflet promises that 'The most shocking truth in Star Wars history will soon be revealed. Here is the text of the leaflet as translated on Star Wars News Net.
The Most Shocking Truth In Star Wars History Will Soon Be Revealed!
A new generation’s tale of the struggles of light and dark, virtue and evil has begun with the death of Han Solo.
In a Galaxy where First Order and the Resistance are fighting against each other in a war, the heroine, Rey, had the Force awaken within her.
What will happen to the galaxy when Rey and the only remaining Jedi knight, Luke Skywalker, meet?
Kylo Ren has fallen to the Dark Side of the Force and killed his father, Han Solo. As a successor of his grandfather, Darth Vader, and a high ranking enforcer in the First Order, where will his ambition lead him to?
Furthermore, Kylo Ren’s mother, the leader of the Resistance, Leia, Poe, Finn, and BB-8, will embark on a new mission!
The story has finally begun and it will lead to a mysterious climax!
December 15. Be ready for the shocking truth surpassing the previous stories!
We are way too early in this process to consider this nothing more than pure speculation. While it's a safe bet the movie will take some indirect cues from The Empire Strikes Back, I can't really think of anything that I feel could logically happen that would be considered the 'Most Shocking Truth' in Star Wars' history.
Can anything really top what most consider the most shocking twist in movie history? The beauty of this scene from The Empire Strikes Back was its simplicity. It came out of nowhere. You didn't expect it. Yet going back in this movie and in Episode 4, you saw how they were able to tie everything together. They made it work.
My fear is that, if this speculation turns out to be true and the filmmakers are looking to try and top this iconic scene, there are so many ways they can screw this up that it makes more sense to not to try and top it. I think the biggest shock they can hope to get from the audience would be if they tried their best to not shock the audience.
So what do you think? Do you think this leaflet has some modicum of truth to it? Do you expect the filmmakers to try and 'shock' their audience in the same way Lucas and company did with The Empire Strikes Back? Or do you think the filmmakers would be foolish to try and top such a legendary scene and should focus instead on making the best movie they possibly can? Sound off in the comments section below.
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SOURCE: Star Wars News Net