Off subject a bit, but does anyone think the following?
Finn is a Solo (read the new comics-Han was married before the '77 movie to a woman of color), thus making Finn and Ren half-brothers.
Rey is a Kenobi, not a Skywalker (maybe Obiwan’s granddaughter). I only say this because of the voices she hears during her flashback (but she also heard Yoda’s as well).
Snoke is Darth Plageus.
Finn seems rather young, so it’s rather doubtful that Finn would look that aged if Han married before the events ANH. It really would be far reaching to shoehorn in that Han was screwing around and had a random kid he didn’t know about throughout the whole trilogy. I say nay.
A Kenobi? Highly… improbable. Those flashbacks are voices that were heard/seen mostly from Luke’s perspective. One line from Kenobi. One line from Yoda. One line from Luke. What’s the common denominator? It’s tied to Luke, especially the imagery of Cloud City corridors. Also, Maz kept saying the saber was calling to Rey. That saber is a Skywalker heirloom.
That Snoke theory is being tossed around a lot. Many believe it. I’m on the fence. It sounds a little silly that they’ll go, “NOPE, you thought Palpy was pulling the strings?? Hahahaha! Snoke IS THE Master Puppeteer!!” It’s just too much. There’s absolutely no hints that there was something beyond Palpatine and as far as I’m assuming, Palpatine would be the type to make sure his old Master was dead-dead and wouldn’t serve him. The only thing that does make it a sound theory is that Plagues probably cheated death due to his… knowledge of… Midichlorians.
It all depends. This can really be compelling or really go downhill.
Joining in on the thread kind of late…
I really hope Snoke -isn’t- Plagueis. That would just be kind of hokey, and like has been said, stretch believability to the breaking point, maybe past incredulity. There’s just no way DP would have sat idly by while his apprentice ran the galaxy for twenty-five years, and Palpy was clearly in charge. I also personally hate it when narratives choose to go the route of “Well, it easn’t explicitly disproven, so it’s possible, and we’ll go there”. Nope, don’t want that.
Anyhow, my biggest disappointment thus far was Phasma. I know KK and Abrams have said she’s ‘important,’ but it’ll be hard now for her to pick her self-respect up off the ground given she was seen in TFA. Chalk it up to another part of TFA where it feels something was lost in the editing room.