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Predicting the Plot of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Film

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, November 30, 2019
Welcome to another edition of Predicting the Plot wherein I try my best to guess how an upcoming movie is going to play out from start to finish with as many details as I can possibly give, based entirely on the previews and lead-up material I've seen.

I might be dead wrong. I may get some things right. In any way, I encourage you to give your predictions just the same in the comments below.

For this edition, I'll be tackling my fan theory of what we're in store for with the latest Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker.

What is the plot of Dark Phoenix film?

The movie starts with a shot of space. I'm kidding, of course it does. That's no prediction.

At the beginning of the movie, it's established that some time has finally passed by, unlike The Last Jedi. I still don't understand why they chose to structure these movies like they did...but I won't rant too much in this post. I'll at least try not to.

I'm assuming we start with an attack. That way, we can see Kylo Ren brooding and being pissy while slicing his way through the galaxy and establish whatever version of Death Star they plan on making the "big threat" of this movie. It seems like it's Star Destroyers that have the abilities of the Death Star. Real original.

Maybe we cut to Rey feeling that through The Force, or maybe we just go straight to Rey. In any fashion, we see that she's grown even more powerful, if you could imagine that. They've skipped over her training, just like how she could skip over everything to reach the point she was at in The Force Awakens, since she's not a real character, but just a shell of an idea. Sorry, I'm ranting again.

Basically, she started at level 90 in Pokemon and over the course of the last film and this one, she's been given 10 more Rare Candies and is now at the top of her game. She's still having visions and psychic connections to Kylo Ren and she's one of the only people in the Rebel Alliance Resistance who is worth a damn in the fight against the Empire First Order.

The others are our plucky crew from before: Finn, Rose, Poe, maybe a few other characters that you'll never remember the name of. (Side note: it's true. You can tell me who IG-88 is, but I bet you can't tell me anyone in Maz Kanata's cantina other than the lead characters, right? Hell, you might not even remember Rose's sister's name. I sure as hell don't. I don't even remember Benicio Del Toro's character's name. Do you?)

Leia is sick. Maybe she dies right here, or maybe they wait until later for an emotional punch.

General Hux wants to overthrow Kylo Ren, but he can't, because he's a wimp. Ren is probably going through some sort of psychic connection of his own, drawing him toward what will later be revealed as the ruins of the Death Star from Endor. Palpatine is that voice in his head manipulating him.

Rey starts getting the same ideas going on about trying to reach this nexus point, while Poe and Finn and company are focused a little more on the battle with the First Order so they have something to do. Hopefully, they'll all stick together for most of the movie this time and not split up. It's nice if characters interact with each other.

Kylo Ren comes in contact with Palpatine. He's alive. Whaaaaat. If we're lucky, they'll say he was behind Snoke from the start and that he was just a pawn so that his death is a tad more forgivable in retrospect (even though we all know that's just cover-up). Maybe we're even lucky enough to get a justification of why Ben Solo is evil by having Palpatine be the one warping him so that he wasn't in control of his actions, instead of him being a moody dickhead emo.

The Resistance is given some knowledge about all this from an unknown source. They try to track down the same information and deal with some people along the way to get there. Kerri Russell's character is one of them. Lando and his daughter is another.

Maybe this is when they need to hook C-3PO up to the device that, rumor has it, wipes his memory. RIP Threepio, but these legacy characters need to go.

There's an attack on the heroes. Maybe this is when Chewbacca bites the bullet.

Blah blah blah. They do the whole heist thing in a way where they're looking for a way to find Palpatine. It turns out their contact within the First Order is Hux. He's killed for being a traitor.

Eventually, they reach that point and there's a big space battle at the same time as Kylo, Rey and Palpatine are in a throne room. It's just Return of the Jedi again. It turns out Rey is Palpatine's clone or daughter or granddaughter or some kind of lineage like that. She's related to Palpatine and he wants her and Kylo to unify for the Dark Side.

They fight. Kylo struggles with some feelings of the Light, maybe some visions, too. They all wax poetic about the inevitability of power corrupting people, having the will not to succumb to it, etc. He starts to suck life out of the two of them.

Knowing the way these films are going, they'll kill Ben. After all, Rey's the one they want to be the hero and he stands in her way. I wouldn't be shocked at all if he's just punked out, but maybe he comes back in the finale.

The space battle has its struggles, but the heroes win, by the way.

The finale is that Rey summons a bunch of our favorite heroes from the past via The Force. It's Luke, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Leia, Yoda, Qui-Gon and, again, if we're lucky, Ben Solo. The combined efforts of all them essentially praying is what "brings balance to The Force" like a sort of exorcism.

At the end, Rey chooses to go by the name Rey Skywalker, and/or the new name for Jedi is that they're called Skywalkers. Big celebration. The end.

That's what I'm expecting to happen, but what do you think?
Give your predictions and thoughts on my guesses in the comments below!

Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.