Star Wars 8 will likely drive fans crazy as a leak of the upcoming installment has surfaced online revealing Anakin Skywalker’s father. The revelation is shocking and interesting at the same time.
Anakin Skywalker a.k.a Darth Vader last appeared (as a ghost) in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi making peace with his son, Luke, after years of trying to kill him.
Darth Vader was originally a Jedi Knight. However, he later fell to the dark side of the Force and served the evil Galactic Empire as the Sith Lord.
The father of Anakin Skywalker has long been debated among Star Wars fans. According to Anakin’s mother Shmi, there was no father. Adding to her surprise, she simply woke up pregnant one day. Would Star Wars 8 reveal the actual father of Anakin Skywalker?
The clip features a reading of the potential “leaked” clip from Star Wars 8. The footage shows some still images of Luke Skywalker and Snoke coming face-to-face. The scene represents a very crucial moment of the story with Snoke revealing to Luke about the latter’s grandfather. After Snoke reveals that he saw Luke’s father at one point and Luke promptly asks him out of curiosity, Snoke responded saying:
“Of course. After all, what father doesn’t see his own creation?”
Although this doesn’t come up very clear, his statement can encourage a lot of speculations. Is Snoke trying to say that he is the father of Anakin Skywalker? The relationship between the creator and his creation is often defined as father and son. In fact, Sheev Palpatine a.k.a Darth Sidious believed his Sith lord Darth Plagueis had fathomed how to manipulate the Force into creating life.
So, is Anakin Skywalker a result of such creation?
Even though the leaked clip from Star Wars 8 couldn’t hand out much about the theory, it has managed to create excitement among the fans. Note though that authenticity of this clip is questionable. Hence, best take it with a pinch of salt.
Star Wars 8 is slated for a December 2017 release.