A shocking new theory connects Rogue one: A Star Wars Story and Ray’s vision that happened During The Force Awakens. If you didn’t watch any of the movies stay back, there are some spoilers ahead.
Rogue One is set before Episode IV: A New Hope, depicting how rebels got their hands on the Death Star plans, allowing them to destroy it at the end of Episode IV. Although the film is a direct prequel to A New Hope, a new theory claims the movie may have a connection to Episode VII, which is set about 30 years later.
One fan brought an argument showing how two movies may be connected. In vision scene, Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, is having a vision of her past, along with the appearance of Anakin Skywalker, R2-D2, and Kylo Ren, all while Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi whisper her name.
Despite the fact that the scene doesn’t have any direct ties to Rogue One, CinemaBlend reports the tie may have something to do with kyber crystals, used for powering lightsabers and Death Star’s main weapon.
A novel titled Catalyst explained that kybers can affect not only force wielders but also regular humans. In the novel, Galen Erso, the main Death Star engineer, had trouble sleeping and dreamt about kybers since he worked with the crystals while constructing Death Star. This is the moment when scientists realize that kybers can not only affect Jedi, but also ordinary, non-Force people.
In Rogue One, there are two scenes showing how Kyber crystals can affect people. The first one shows Jyn waking up from a dream about her childhood, after which she jiggles with her kuber crystal necklace. The second scene depicts Chirrut Imwe, a blind monk who’s tied to the force, being attracted to the crystal wore by Jyn, offering her to read her future in exchange for her giving him the crystal.
Further, Obi-Wan Kenobi has one interesting line that he says in Episode IV. Obi-Wan says: “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.”
All this may hint that Jedis can sense what’s going on around them because of the crystals embedded in their lightsabers. It may be that Rey’s vision was a message about her upcoming Jedi journey. The vision started after she touched Luke Skywalker’s old lightsaber after all.
On the other hand, Chirrut Imwe doesn’t have any crystal with him. His staff is made out of wood, with some theories claiming the wood is taken from a Force-sensitive tree. So, maybe the theory is right after all. We’ll have to wait for Episode VIII to come out in order to find out.