Fans Claim to See Darth Vader in Snoke Image

Via Comicbook.com:

Star Wars: Episode IX is finally being released this year, so it’s no surprise the Internet is currently full of theories and ideas about the beloved franchise. According to one theorist, that includes a hidden reference to Darth Vader in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Recently, Reddit user thecircularblue shared an interesting idea to r/starwarsspeculation, a subreddit “for those who want to speculate on any Star Wars news, theories, or new and old leaks” and “a place for you to post your wildest of theories.” According to them, there’s a hidden/subliminal image of Darth Vader in Star Wars: The Last Jedi during a scene with Snoke.

“There’s an image of Darth Vader mixed with Snoke during his interaction with General Hux on the Star Destroyer bridge,” they explained. “Vader’s mask even sits correctly the way it would fit on Snoke’s face. The glint in Snoke’s eye show’s where his eye would be behind the mask’s lens. Not only that, but said glint, in addition to the rectangular ceiling light, shows where light would be reflecting off of the lens. It’s akin to when Vader is fed up with Admiral Ozzel in The Empire Strikes Back, being that a leading dark side Force-user is castigating a subordinate officer. The images show how to see it (or the easy way by using the curve of your hand to cover Snoke’s face, from the left, up to his nose). It’s either a cool coincidence or intentional.”

While this doesn’t necessarily mean anything, we like to think it was a purposeful aesthetic choice made by director Rian Johnson. Someone suggested the user tweet their discovery to the director to get confirmation, but they don’t have a Twitter account.

“I don’t have twitter, but that’d be way cool if he became aware of it. I was idly looking at Star Wars stuff, and it just came to me. I was blown away. I think of the impact this must of had on the viewer’s subconscious seeing it on the big screen – especially since Snoke’s projection was gigantic. Rian Johnson, his team, Lucasfilm, and Disney are illin’,” they replied.

While some people thought this was a bit of a stretch, many other Star Wars fans embraced the page’s acceptance of wild theories and were quick to praise the discovery.

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25 Things That Make No Sense About The Star Wars Franchise

Via Screenrant.com:

The Star Wars franchise has a lot going on across its films, books, video games, animated series and, of course, the overwhelming amount of merchandise. Whether it’s part of the main canon or not, it all includes healthy doses of sci-fi, fantasy, action, romance, adventure and, at many times, pure and utter nonsense.

But as true fans already know, the nonsense is actually a large part of what makes the world of Star Wars so great. These stories don’t have to be serious and make sense all the time, and there’s a certain sense of entertainment and wonder in that fact alone. From the 1977’s Episode IV: A New Hope (then just Star Wars) to last year’s Solo, this franchise is nothing if not silly and nonsensical. Basically, if you’re not having fun with it, you’re doing it wrong.

That said, there are definitely some things that make even less sense than others — things that leave us all going, “Wait, what?” no matter how many times we watch them play out. While some of these situations do have fan theories attempting (repeat, attempting) to back them up, others don’t seem to have any reason behind them whatsoever other than someone at the time of production just shrugging their shoulders and giving a careless thumbs up. Still, it all makes for some great debate fodder among fans.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there were 25 Things That Make No Sense About The Star Wars Franchise.

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