Kevin Smith has been a dominant figure in pop culture, and everyone looks to the Fatman on his opinions on stuff like DC, Marvel, and Star Wars. With everyone curious about what J.J. Abrams has in store for Episode IX, Smith takes a guess and says that we could lose the Millennium Falcon.
In a recent episode of Fatman on Batman, Smith speculates:
“They killed Han Solo in The Force Awakens…They killed Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi. Sadly, Carrie has passed, so they have to deal with Princess Leia of it all. But what do you think is the next big loss?”
“I think it’s the Falcon… That would really rip all of our hearts out. And, at the same time, the legacy cast is gone, maybe they don’t necessarily — if it’s a big enough story beat, I bet you that’s what goes.”
It had been said before that the third movie in the sequel trilogy would put the spotlight on Leia, what with VII being about Han Solo, and VIII about Luke. Sadly, with Carrie Fisher passing, Abrams could be thinking of something else to write off, and the Falcon (sadly) would be the perfect source of catharsis should it be destroyed.
As for another Legacy character that is still alive, Smith thinks there’s no way that they want to kill them off. Smith continues:
“They’ll never kill Chewie because you could be Chewie for 400 years… It’s a guy in a suit. They can’t kill any of the droids, that could be anybody and stuff. But they’ve got to kill something that makes us go ‘No! I f*cking love that from my childhood!’”
Hopefully, Abrams and Chris Terrio have something good in mind to end the sequel trilogy. After all the fresh things that Rian Johnson brought with The Last Jedi, I didn’t realize how annoyed I was at The Force Awakens for being a rehash of A New Hope.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Star Wars Episode IX is set to come out December of 2019.