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October 20, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens…My Theory on Han and Chewie’s Fate

by Reggie's Take

By now everyone has seen the full length trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and I believe the trailer may have given us a clue as to the fate of two beloved Star Wars characters.

On Monday evening the first an only full length trailer for Episode VII, The Force Awakens was released to the world and in short it was nothing but amazing.

After watching the trailer at least a half a dozen times (didn’t everybody?) I believe that a theory I posted on over a year and a half ago might not only be true, but may actually include a character I hadn’t given thought to initially.

First I will admit that my theory at least for now is just that a theory and I won’t know if my conclusions are correct until I see the movie in December, but while you read my conclusions try and keep an open mind.

Back on May 4th 2014 I posted my believe that Harrison Ford returned to the Star Wars franchise for only one logical conclusion and that was Abrams, Lucasfilm and Disney agreed to kill off his character of Han Solo. If you wish to read that article before continuing you can click here. Harrison Ford, Why I Think He agreed to return to Star Wars

In the first image below we see Daisy Ridley’s character of “Rey” visibly upset and crying. She looks to me as if she’s leaning over something or someone. If you look closely at the image and what’s in front of “Rey” she seems to be grieving over what looks to be Chewbacca.

In the bottom left corner of the image looks to be the bag we sometimes have seen Chewbacca carrying around. Plus in the lower right hand corner it also appears to be what looks like hair and part of Chewie’s bandolier that he wears across his body. I could be wrong, but what other reason would have “Rey” so upset?

Is it possible that Chewie saves “Rey” in some fashion and by doing so sacrifices himself? If that’s the case is “Rey” actually Han and Leia’s daughter? If she is it would make sense as to why Chewie would make such a sacrifice.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Image #A

Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Lucasfilm – Disney / 2015

That would explain why Han is hugging Leia and why she looks so visibly upset in the image. The only other reason she could be so upset would be if Luke had been killed and from everything I seen and heard I find that theory highly unlikely. Its also possible that this is the first time both Han and Leia have seen each other in sometime and it’s an emotional reunion.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Image #B

Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Lucasfilm – Disney / 2015

The final two images below seem to be the biggest proof that at least one iconic character in the Star Wars universe will not survive “The Force Awakens” and possibly both.

First, for just a minute let’s say my theory about Chewbacca is correct then that would leave only one person that I could think of that might be willing to fly the Millennium Falcon into a structure, Han!

If it were Han piloting the Falcon in the image below what would cause him to make such a huge sacrifice? My first guess would be that Han is left with no other choice in order to safe the Rebellion, his friends and the galaxy from falling back into the grips of the dark side.

The First Order in “The Force Awakens” is to have a weapon of greater power then either one of the Death Star’s, is Han making the only choice that can help bring down The First Order’s weapon?

Now if my theory is wrong and that’s not Chewie that “Rey’ is crying over do both Han and Chewbacca pilot the Falcon into the structure together?

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Image #C

Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Lucasfilm – Disney / 2015

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Lucasfilm – Disney / 2015

As I stated in my May 4th 2014 posting, I believe that Harrison Ford only agreed to return to the Star Wars universe for one reason and it’s my believe that he’s finally getting what he hoped for in “Return of the Jedi”.

If Han Solo, Chewbacca and the Millennium Falcon all parish in “The Force Awakens” and it’s for the right reasons and cause in the movie it has the potential to be a huge moment in the Star Wars franchise that might even make the biggest and strongest Star Wars fans to shed some tears, myself included.

Lucasfilm and Disney have been reluctant to put to much emphasis on the big three returning characters in the majority of its promotions and instead have chosen to focus on the newer characters that will carry on the franchise in episodes 8 and 9.

I’m of the opinion that Han, Luke and Leia are in “The Force Awakens” to help get this new trilogy off on the right foot and to bring back a little nostalgia to the franchise after the prequels. The absence of Luke from the poster and the trailers suggest to me that we will get a bigger look at him in Episode VIII.

My theories may not be correct or completely accurate, but what I am sure of is that Han Solo will parish in some manner by the end of this movie and this latest trailer only makes me believe that even more.

What do you think? Do you agree that Han and Chewie will both die or do you think it will just be Han?

You can check out the trailer and the poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens below.

 

 

Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens Poster A

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