Stephen Colbert Thinks He's Figured Out the Entire Plot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 11:32AM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 11:32AM
Stephen Colbert Thinks He's Figured Out the Entire Plot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Everyone who watches Stephen Colbert knows he's a massive sci-fi and fantasy nerd with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of various pop culture properties. He regularly comments on geeks out about everything from Tolkien to Star Trek,  so it's hardly surprising that Colbert took the opportunity to give his 2 cents on the mysteries surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens and last week's trailer.

But Colbert being Colbert, he wasn't satisfied with merely commenting on how good that trailer looked or how excited he was for the movie. Instead, the Late Show Host took a stab at answering the question we've all been asking ourselves...."What is the plot for JJ Abrams movie?" And of course his plot prediction makes almost perfect sense.

Focusing on John Boyega's shift from Trooper to good guy, Colbert argues that everything we know about Star Wars and its Force mythology is about to get flipped upside-down. Making the point that the Dark Side was never strictly tied to the Empire, Colbert argues that the light side of the Force will receive its new 'New Hope' from the very facet of evil that it battles. 

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So I predict that dark becomes light, light becomes dark, and the very fabric of the Force is stretched to its limit, as a new generation emerges to tear down the false distinctions of the past and unite all of us, old and new, moisture farmers and nerf herders, star and wars, once and for all, bringing peace to the galaxy.
Closing quote


It's not watertight, but the broader prediction that the defectors such as Finn can help to teach us that the Force is a fluid thing makes perfect sense. Anakin Skywalker's story, which is the heart and sole of the Star Wars saga, is as much a tale of the battle between light and dark as anything. While Anakin is dragged from Light to Dark in the first 6 movies, it makes sense that we could see a similar battle unfold for the new generation of characters throughout this next trilogy.

Watch Colbert's passionate prediction in full, below:
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Stephen Colbert Thinks He's Figured Out the Plot for The Force Awakens