Do you want to know the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? If the answer is no, stop reading now, because this has the potential to ruin the entire experience for you, like even more than that big ass nuclear bomb of a spoiler that dropped some time ago. Like I said, this may be the end of the damn movie.
Still here? Maybe you shouldn’t be. Seriously, I don’t think that you want to continue. To be honest, I may not even hit the publish button on this post because, again, this may be the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which as you imagine, is a giant fucking SPOILER. Hell, I read it, and I’m sad for a variety of reasons, so maybe consider sitting this one out.
Okay, if you’re still reading, you obviously don’t give a shit about spoilers, but this one might ruin your entire childhood.
Star Wars 7 News came across a report, from an unnamed source of course, so make of that what you will. It details what may very well be the conclusion of The Force Awakens, and it ends with a beloved character being killed off and sets up the action for Episodes VIII and IX.
Here we go. Han Solo dies at the end of The Force Awakens. And if that isn’t bad enough, it’s Luke Skywalker who does the deed, supposedly in a fit of rage (we’ve heard that he’s prone to uncontrollable outbursts in his older days). Han dies protecting Adam Driver’s character, who happens to be his son (we’ve heard that before too), and with his last dying breath, he begs his old friend Luke to spare the boy, which he apparently does. That’s a mistake by the way, because the Force has now “awakened” in Driver, and not in a good way. Super pissed that uncle Luke killed dear old dad, he starts out sprinting down the path of the Dark Side and becomes the villain in the next two movies.
The report also suggests that the picture we’ve seen of the cloaked villain holding Darth Vader’s helmet is the last image of the movie.
Is this real? Who the hell knows. It’s entirely possible. It’s also entirely possible that it’s a total crock of shit. Sure, it hits on some rumors that we’ve already heard, and would explain why Driver might be piloting an X-Wing Fighter. But this also directly contradicts earlier sources that said Luke is the one who dies at the end. To be honest, the whole thing kind of reeks of misdirection, and none of us will put that past J.J. Abrams and company, would we? We’ll just have to wait and see when the movie opens on December 18, 2015 to find out with the rest of the world.
The first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is supposed to appear sometime soon, reportedly with The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. While that likely won’t give us much, at least it will give us something substantial and real to talk about that’s not just speculation from an unnamed source.