At its best, cinema can spark the fires of imagination and leave viewers desperate to know more about the inner workings of a particular movie universe.
This is perhaps best exemplified by the sheer number of fan theories online revolving around major film franchises, such as Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Extended Universe and so on.
The majority of these theories, of course, are nothing more than fun creative outlets for people to enthuse about their favourite movie properties, but every so often, a seemingly crackpot theory will actually end up confirmed by a high-up member of the film's production.
The majority of these 8 fan theories have been doing the rounds for quite some time, but in recent years directors, actors and other production members have loosened their lips by acknowledging and accepting the validity of the theories.
While the confirmation generally surfaces by way of a quick Twitter remark, a few of these fan theories have even been recognised in subsequent movies and supplementary materials, surely giving their originators the ultimate satisfaction.
Though it's a shame many of these enticing theories will never be engaged with on-screen, it's still neat to get a thumbs-up straight from the horse's mouth...
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