How The Ending Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Sets Up Events For Episode IX (Spoilers)

It goes without saying that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is one of the most divisive films in the entire franchise.

That being said, there are many directions that Star Wars: Episode IX can go based on what occurred in The Last Jedi.

Obviously major spoilers will be discussed in this article so move away if you have not seen the movie yet. There's a lot to digest since The Last Jedi threw many curve balls that fans were not expecting.

Let's rundown the many major points that this movie has. First of all, we don't get to know who Supreme Leader Snoke really is. He is far from the powerful Emperor Palpatine that appeared in the prequels and original trilogy.

It was expected that Snoke was the big evil villain in the new trilogy, however in a shocking twist Kylo Ren slices him in half with a lightsaber. Kylo Ren hated how Snoke kept bossing him around.

The other main reason Kylo Ren killed him is because he felt he could persuade Rey to join the Dark Side. Rey on the other hand thought the opposite and hoped Kylo Ren would join the Light Side again.

As for what will happen in Star Wars: Episode IX, this means Kylo Ren is the main bad guy.

This is a nice change since keeping Snoke alive would have made Star Wars: Episode IX feel like Return of the Jedi all over again. By making Kylo Ren the main bad guy, the movie can have a newer direction.

As for Rey's parents, there is a slight chance they could be revealed for real in Star Wars: Episode IX. In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren tells Rey who her parents were, although he could be lying.

Anyway, Kylo Ren says Rey's parents were nothing more than drunk nobodies that sold her to Unkar Plutt on Jakku to get more drinking money. However, director Rian Johnson never showed the faces of Rey's parents.

JJ Abrams could come back to this and reveal the real identity of Rey's parents if Kylo Ren is lying to her. If not, it is disappointing if they leave this storyline as it is.

Lastly, the saddest part about Star Wars: The Last Jedi is Luke Skywalker sacrificing himself to save General Leia and The Resistance.

Kylo Ren is in hot pursuit wanting to kill The Resistance once and for all on the planet of Crait.

In order to aid The Resistance to escape the planet, Luke Skywalker projects himself onto Planet Crait to distract Kylo Ren and his forces. Kylo Ren doesn't know this until he comes closer since he cannot physically touch Skywalker.

Sadly, Skywalker used up so much energy projecting himself onto the planet that he dies from presumably fatigue. He then becomes one with the Force and fades away.

I'm a little sad that Luke Skywalker had to die, but this shouldn't be the end. It's highly likely he will come back as a Force ghost in Star Wars: Episode IX in order to give guidance to Rey.

We've seen this before since both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda have come back as Force ghosts to guide Luke to the right path. Unlike Han Solo, Jedi never truly die forever thanks to their after life abilities.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a shocking movie that is sure to cause a lot of debate among fans for years to come. It's intriguing to think what could happen in the trilogy's conclusion with Episode IX.

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