The 5 Craziest Force Awakens Fan Theories


The Force Awakens Teaser 2

Even though we’re only about three months away from The Force Awakens, and the entire movie is pretty much spoiled online, there are still some crazy fan theories that just won’t die. These have various origins, that we’ll discuss, but you don’t need to worry about any of them spoiling the movie for you as they’re all completely false.

Just like the crazy fan theory that Charlton Heston would be playing Yoda in The Phantom Menace, here are five of the craziest fan theories for The Force Awakens:

Darth Plagueis


This isn’t Darth Plagueis. It’s an unused Kylo Ren design.

There are a couple of origins for the crazy theory that Supreme Leader Snoke is really Darth Plageuis (or Rey is Plagueis, but that’s even crazier). The first is a leaked piece of concept art (above) that showed a character who looks a bit like Plagueis, when in reality it was one of the concepts for Kylo Ren before they finalized his design. The other is very crazy as just because the Darth Plagueis action figure included a staff, people think the staff Rey has is secretly the staff of Plagueis.

Both of those theories are crazy. Abrams squashed the Plageuis theory at SDCC, flat out saying “NO” to it, and if you read Star Wars: Aftermath closely enough you can figure out where Supreme Leader Snoke comes from. He’s not some dead Sith Lord popular with EU readers. This was backed up even more when Abrams revealed that Kylo Ren isn’t a Sith and that Snoke does use the Dark Side. If you use the Dark Side and not a Sith, then you’re not Darth Plagueis.