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Star Wars prequel Rogue One set up 'convenient' The Last Jedi plot twist

One of Episode VIII's biggest twists was teased in the 2016 spinoff film

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 19 December 2017 09:22
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been out for less than a week and has proved rather divisive with some praising it as one of the best franchise entries to date and others disliking the direction that director Rian Johnson has steered the series in.

Regardless of your stance on Episode VIII, it's hard to ignore the fact that the film - while immensely enjoyable in many place - is riddled with glaring plot holes and convenient devices which help our rebel heroes out of some pretty sticky situations.

One such moment presents itself in a sequence which reveals that the First Order have developed technology that allows them to follow the Rebel Alliance through hyperspace. Convenient, huh?

It turns out the First Order has been on the cusp of being able to do this for years - a discovery made by Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) in prequel spinoff Rogue One.

Redditor rhodetolove pointed out that in the 2016 film, Erso - while looking for the plans to the Death Star - sifted through the names of other files on the Empire's database, one of which is “Hyperspace tracking.”


This throwaway moment lends credence to the fact that Johnson didn't just concoct the plot device to increase the danger for our heroes in The Last Jedi.

The name of the film's most intriguing new character - a creation that hints at the future of the franchise under Johnson's guidance - has been revealed.

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