– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Disclaimer: This article may contain spoilers for Star Wars Episode VIII

We got a new rumor from MakingStarWars.net.

According to the outlet, we may be treated to a flashback in Star Wars Episode VIII — but not just any flashback — a flashback that fills in some blanks from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you’ll recall, in that film, our leading lady, Rey, is treated to a bit of a jarring vision that goes against normal Star Wars tropes. No, it’s not technically a flashback, but it does give some mysterious allusions to Rey’s backstory that they’ll need to address in future films.

How did they know this? The site claims to have done some digging around some documents, and in those documents, they found that some adolescent kids were brought into the production to play some of Luke’s dead Padawans. The scenes in question are also speculated to occur directly before and after the scene we saw in The Force Awakens, where Luke puts his hand on R2-D2.

Here’s what else the site had to say about the flashback:

“As we have heard the rumor, a sequence appears to involve Rey, Luke Skywalker, Artoo, Kylo Ren and dead bodies of youthful characters. An inactive adult Rey at the scene makes us think this is probably a continuation of the flashback sequence Rey began on Takodana. Rey appears to be a bystander, making us think this is her vision of the past seen from her perspective.”

This isn’t the most surprising news, admittedly. That vision in Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought a lot of questions to the table — questions that needed to be addressed sooner or later. I suppose the real question is whether or not they’ll show the entirety of the sequence in this film, or if they’ll save all the answer for Episode IX. I certainly hope we’ll get some resolution on that front in Episode VIII, but you never know.

In other Star Wars-related news, Mark Hamill took to Twitter on Tuesday to celebrate the shaving of his Jedi beard. In it, he seemed to potentially allude to Luke Skywalker’s fate. 

Take a look at the tweet below:

Of course, Mark Hamill is no stranger to getting his quotes or posts misinterpreted, so I’m just waiting for him to say “I was just kidding around, you know Lucasfilm would shoot me if I revealed anything.”

What do you think of these rumors? Let us know in the comments down below!

Star Wars Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.

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SOURCE: Making Star Wars, Mark Hamill

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.