Star Wars Fan Guessed Episode IX Title In 2012 And We’re Freaking Out

There’s a disturbance in the Force

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The Force is strong in this one. An intrepid Star Wars fan guessed the title and major twist of Episode IX ahead of time. While that might be impressive enough as it is, this time traveller did it way back in 2012.

Now that we know the upcoming entry in the sci-fi saga will be called Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker, the theories can go into overdrive about what this could mean and whether Daisy Ridley’s Rey could be connected to the legendary family of Jedis.

The first trailer gave us plenty to digest. From Carrie Fisher’s swansong as Princess Leia (using footage filmed for The Last Jedi), there’s also an expanded role for Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and the long-awaited return of Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.

The teaser rounded off with the shocking twist that Emperor Palpatine will be back and could be the big bad of Rise of the Skywalker. While Star Wars overseer Kathleen Kennedy admits she’d always planned on Palpatine’s miraculous resurrection, it seems she wasn’t the only one.

Heading back into the archives of the internet, Gabriel Garcia predicted J.J. Abrams’ title and Palpatine’s return in 2012 — long before Abrams was even attached or we’d even heard of the sequel trilogy.

Safe to say, the internet was shooketh by this seemingly amazing turn of events. This isn’t first time someone has predicted something huge without knowing it. The Simpsons has become famous for foreshadowing the likes of President Trump’s election, faulty voting machines, and horse meat scandals. However, there’s no escaping Garcia’s impressive feat.

2012 was a big year for Star Wars. It’s when Disney purchased the epic space opera from Lucasfilm and put plans in place to bring the series back to its glory days following George Lucas’ divisive prequel days.

Sure, Garcia might’ve guessed this would be the title of Episode VII, but give them some credit, they were eerily accurate with the rest of the tweet. Now, if only they can tell us if we’ll ever get a Boba Fett movie or if his standalone is forever confined to the Great Pit of Carkoon.

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