A 2010 Star Wars Video Game Weirdly Predicted that Big Force Awakens Plot Twist

Friday, 08 January 2016 - 2:35PM
Friday, 08 January 2016 - 2:35PM
A 2010 Star Wars Video Game Weirdly Predicted that Big Force Awakens Plot Twist
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Needless to say, major spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens follow

Star Wars: The Force Awakens contained many a twist and turn. Some of them raised eyebrows, while others had us feeling a veritable cocktail of emotions. But did you know that a 2010 video game actually beat JJ Abrams to the punch on one of the movie's most memorable twists.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed saw players take control of Galen Marek, a talented force-sensitive who became the secret apprentice of Darth Vader. Marek, whose codename of Starkiller is another tie-in to JJ Abrams movie, eventually perishes during the games climax, but in the sequel, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2, the protagonist is a clone of Marek who players can choose to either direct towards the dark side or the light side of the force.

The game allowed you to take part in Return of the Jedi's Battle of Endor, and as IO9 rightly point out, this is when things get weird.

During the Battle of Endor, you're able to repel Han Solo and Chewbacca's assault on the Death Star's shield generator. As Starkiller takes down Chewie's AT-ST, he disposes with the Wookiee with somewhat traumatising ease, and as the video below shows, he then turns his attentions to Han Solo, finishing the scoundrel off in a manner that is almost identical to events in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

We apologize if this brings traumatizing memories back from your first viewing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but come on, this is just weird.....

I guess Kathleen Kennedy has always stated that they would be open to taking ideas and elements from the old canon, but why did it have to be this?!
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