Star Wars: The Last Jedi - 8 Major Plot Theories You Need To Know

Are Rey and Poe somehow connected?

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When it comes to Star Wars, there's a fan theory about everything. Literally everything. There's even one claiming that Admiral Ackbar is Rey's father (seriously). Fans love to dissect and pick apart every single frame, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi - with its franchise-high 152-minute runtime - offers a lot of material to digest.

There are new characters, new settings, big reveals, small details, and some fans are even questioning the answers to questions that were raised in the previous episode. There's even more to discuss here than in The Force Awakens, with The Last Jedi throwing up more debates about its plot than we could ever have anticipated.

And debated it certainly has been: Rian Johnson's movie contains several huge moments that will be contested for years to come, and though it hasn't been out very long, the movie has sent Star Wars fandom into meltdown, with numerous major story beats sparking dozens of different interpretations and explanations.

These plot theories could be way off the mark, but in some cases, the fans may have answered a lingering question, or filled in a blank the movie didn't adequately address. Spoilers ahead!


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