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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Harrison Ford Reveals Potentially Major Spoiler

On Friday night, a Q&A was held on the Star Wars twitter page, during which fans used #TwitterAwakens to ask questions to the cast and crew of The Force Awakens about their experience making the film. Most of the responses were fairly innocent and disclosed very little about the plot of the film...until user Larissa Yasin asked "What's you[r] fav action scene in #TheForceAwakens?" 
Whoa. Did no one bother to tell Harrison Ford that we're not supposed to know about that duel? Was no one proofreading tweets before they got posted? Did the rest of the cast read his tweet and then silently glare at him for the rest of the night? You'd think that after 40 years in the film industry, starring in classics like Indiana Jones, Blade Runner, and of course, Star Wars, he'd know how to keep a secret.

Since Ford misspelled Kylo Ren's name with an "i" instead of a "y", some have argued the legitimacy of his tweet. But he recently admitted to having seen (and thoroughly enjoyed) The Force Awakens, so he definitely has an educated opinion about the best fight scene. And after filming many scenes with both characters, it's not like he would mix up Rey and Finn's names. So basically, Ford's tweet can be described with Han Solo's words in the movie: 
Now that we've determined that this tweet is accurate, let's discuss the meaning. We know that Rey and Finn confront Kylo Ren in the snowy forest on Starkiller Base, and Finn and Kylo duel. This new information supports the popular theory that Finn is defeated, and Rey takes Anakin's blue lightsaber and faces Kylo on her own. 

These two are rumored to be twin siblings, and the children of Han and Leia, so they could be equally strong in the Force. The sight of Rey finally facing her Skywalker destiny as she duels her twin brother would perfectly qualify as the "fantastic visual storytelling" that Ford described. 
What do you make of this new information? Do you think Rey will be a Jedi? Tell me in the comments, and may the Force be with you all. 

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