Here is actually the BIGGEST Easter Egg in The Last Jedi Trailer that no one is talking about. Those aren’t stars, those are KYBER CRYSTALS (crystals = The Whills = Rey)
The very first shot of the trailer. It seems to be depicting a night sky.
I believe this to be a red herring, and that it is actually to do something much more important.
I don’t think that’s a shot of stars. I think that’s a shot showing stones.
More specifically, kyber crystals.
Why is this significant and why do I think that this is actually what they are alluding to?
Here is the breakdown:
Rogue one (Jedha, Guardians of the Whills, Kyber Crystals) + Skywalker lightsaber + Force Vision = Ancient Order of the Whills = Rey
It’s okay to be confused.
This is a theory I have had for a while, and when I saw that first shot, I started to grin like crazy, because it slotted into meta so well that I became convinced that what I predict will happen, will actually happen.
I recommend to read my post for the full theory and then look back at the beginning of the TLJ trailer:
If not, I will try to make this theory explanation as short and clear as possible, but bear with me!
1. Rogue One = Introduction to The Whills, Kyber Crystals, Temples
It’s no coincidence that Rogue One introduced us to the idea of the Guardian of the Whills, Jedha and Kyber Crystals. Jedha is home to the ‘Kyber Temple’ a.k.a. Temple of the Whills, which actually tells you a lot, because it means that the Whills and Kyber Crystals are closely linked together.
The whole exploration of the force in RO has absolutely nothing to do with the Jedi but is actually tied to the Whills.
In other words, the Whills as an Order is older than the Jedi. Luke, I think, was searching for the first Jedi Temple.
But what he found on Achto wasn’t a Jedi Temple. What he found was the original Temple of the Whills.
Why can I make this assumption?
The beginning of the trailer proves this, because, like Jedha, Achto has kyber crystals hidden underneath it’s rocky surface. Again, this is associated to the Whills, not the Jedi. RO explicitly points this out and it is completely deliberate.
There is a rumor going around that one of these books is ‘The Journal of the Whills’ and that is what Luke was searching for. I think this is actually probable.
2. Rey + Skywalker lightsaber a.k.a. Kyber Crystal Within
I believe that the lightsaber itself is actually irrelevant.It doesn’t matter who made the lightsaber or even who used it. It is the crystal inside
which is the crucial point. The crystal, which has Force
energy within it, called to Rey, and the way that she reacted to it when she touched the lightsaber, is unique to her and her alone.
Nobody else, not even Anakin, Luke or Obi Wan, has had a reaction like Rey has to the lightsaber. And in fact, it’s to do with her connection to the kyber crystal, not the lightsaber.
3. Rey + Force Vision
The vision that Rey experiences involves her hearing the voice
of Obi Wan Kenobi, and unlike the other voices, what he says is new and
most importantly,present. This is not a voice of the past, but a voice speaking directly to Rey.
“The ability to defy oblivion can be achieved, but only for oneself. It was accomplished by a Shaman of the Whills. It is a state acquired through compassion, not greed.“
Qui Gon Jinn informs Yoda. He explains that he learned how to become a ‘Force Ghost’, a
state of eternal consciousness, from a Shaman of the Whills.
The Whills were beings who had a close connection to the Force, and it is these beings who I think might possibly be the first known Force Sensitives in the galaxy.
I think Rey’s connection to the crystal [her force vision] equals to a
connection to those who are in a state of eternal consciousness,
because Kyber Crystals are connected to the Whills. ‘Whills’ in the
earliest draft of the original SW film, according to George Lucas, was
another word for the Force.
Kyber Crystal = eternal consciousness = Whills
So…. what does this prove?
It proves that Rey herself is actually a descendant or part of the Ancient Order of the Whills.
is clearly a Force-sensitive, but perhaps her origins are neither from
the light side or dark side, but from something infinitely more
ancient….. It would explain a lot about that Force Vision, for if she
was a ‘Whill’, then it would explain why the kyber crystal inside
Anakin’s lightsaber called out to her, in a way that it hasn’t for any
other Force Sensitive in the current films.
Perhaps she has the
power to unlock other Force abilities from the crystals, and this is
what Luke and herself are discovering, according to the rumours about
some scenes in Episode VIII.
Now, let’s look at the beginning of TLJ trailer.
We start with what we think are stars. Then the music changes as the shot transforms… from what we think are meaningless stars to…..
diamond-like stones, glinting off the screen….. surrounded by rock. They become more material and solid. I think this is deliberate.
then Rey’s hand connects to the glittering stones and we pan up to her shocked face.
This, is a visual description of her Force Back Vision in TFA.
The Kyber Crystal’s underneath the Achto Temple a.k.a. the Whills Temple, Rey connecting to it, as she did with the Skywalker crystal, and her shocked face, similar to her expression after experiencing the Force Back Vision due to her connection to the kyber crystal.
It’s clever, and if my theory is right, pretty meta.
in other words….
The Temple + Kyber Crystal + Force Back = The Whills = Rey
So hey? What do guys think? Is a load of rubbish or do you think this is a possibility? Let me know! :D
oh, and as for Kylo Ren?
im sure he ain’t happy with his cracked kyber crystal. What if he is after kyber crystals and not Luke Skywalker? He and Luke possibly found something out about the Whills and kyber crystals….
therefore he wants to get Rey because he saw her connection to the Skywalker crystal and wants to get knowledge over how to wield the kyber crystals true powers, such as force back visions? so far jedi have only managed to make lightsabers out of them, whereas Rey, a Whill?, is experiencing visions….
You know, I would really like for subtitles to be programmed differently in an accessible way. Like, instead of just being a visual element on the screen, I’d like if they were programmed as a seperate overlaying text box on top of the screen so that if you were using a screen-reader and/or a braille display, you could just put the voiceover curser over the part of the screen that has the subtitle text and read what the subtitles say.
I don’t know a thing about programming or how subtitles work currently but I know they don’t work like that, as I have never been able to read subtitles with my screen reader thus far.
Accessible subtitles would be so fantastic to me, honestly. For anime fans, we could watch the subbed shows instead of having to wait for the dubs to come out and could watch subbed shows that never get dubs, and we could watch films in other languages as long as they have subtitles, and it could help give deafblind viewers slightly better access to videos that don’t have transcripts.
I realize this would only work online and not on TV, but it would still be pretty darn useful. I want accessible captions.