Star Wars 8 Rumors: Rey will turn to the dark side? Kylo Ren a double agent?

Star Wars 8 Rumors: Rey will turn to the dark side? Kylo Ren a double agent?

The Star Wars rumor mill is at it again, this time revisiting a previous prediction that Rey will turn to the Dark Side in the upcoming follow up to the Force Awakens. On top of this, speculations are also going around that Kylo Ren is actually a double agent who is poised to take down First Order, working under the tutelage of Luke Skywalker.

According to the fan theory, Rey’s betrayal of the resistance can be traced back to her parents, who many are speculating is NOT Luke Skywalker (mainly because it is too obvious). Some believe, instead, that Rey may be related to Emperor Palpatine, who as many fans would know is the epitome of everything the Dark Side has to offer.

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Rey will turn to the Dark Side like Anakin Skywalker?

Some have also suspected that Rey will be following a similar pat as Anakin Walker, who later on became Darth Vader in episodes three to six. Fans even went as far as analyzing posters of the previous movie which pointed out that her staff lined up perfectly with Kylo’s red lightsaber, which may foreshadow what she may be the one holding it in the future.

The theory may also explain why her mastery of the Force has been so rapid, similar to Luke Skywalker and his father, and could add a bigger twist into the already complex plotline of Star Wars.

And to make matters (even) more complicated, other fans are also speculating that Kylo Ren will be betraying the First Order, as supposedly a double-agent for the Resistance and Luke Skywalker. Some theorize that this may be the reason why Ren held back in his last fight with Rey and why he held the location of Luke Skywalker from the First Order. The most significant “proof” though was when he went against the option of using the Starkiller   to destroy the Resistance base, which could have already ended the war then and there.

So will Rey turn to the dark side? And will Kylo Ren betray the First Order? Fans still have a far far journey to go before the answers are revealed, as the movie will hit theaters on December 15, 2017.

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