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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Odds

Rose T.

by Rose T. in Entertainment

Updated Jan 17, 2018 · 9:39 AM PST

With just over a month to go until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters (December 18th), fans everywhere are in a frenzy over how the seventh chapter will unfold. While very little has been revealed about the actual plot, there have been plenty of theories floating around the Internet, some more laughable than others.

Taking place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Episode VII features a host of new characters, as well as some familiar faces. The film marks the much anticipated return of Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess (now Queen) Leia, in addition to fan-favorites Chewbacca, R2D2, and C3PO. If that doesn’t make your inner geek squeal with excitement, you’re probably dead inside.

Noticeably absent from the trailers is Mark Hamill, which has led to  crackpot  fan theories around Luke Skywalker’s story arc. Some speculate that the last Jedi will die in the film, others claim that he will follow in his father’s footsteps and move over to the Dark Side.

Another popular theory revolves around Rey, the new trilogy’s female heroine. According to director J.J. Abrams, Rey’s lack of a last name is intentional, hinting that she may be connected to a famous lineage. Could she be Han and Leia’s long-lost daughter? Or perhaps she’s the next in Luke’s lineage? Fans will just have to wait and see.

One theory you can take to the bank is that Disney will make a ridiculous amount of money from the film. (I guess that makes up for Tomorrowland?) In fact, early opening weekend box office predictions have the The Force Awakens making $225 million, shattering the current record of $208 million set by Jurassic World earlier this year. The movie has already grossed $6.5 million in domestic pre-sale tickets alone, proving that fans will pay just about anything to forget those childhood-defiling prequels. We’re looking at you, Jar Jar Binks!

While you wait the agonizing month for opening night, distract yourself with our latest odds and props for the guaranteed blockbuster.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Odds:

Odds that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be the highest earning movie of 2016: 2/1

  • It’s surrendering a good chunk of its earnings to 2015.

Odds that the film will be the highest-grossing movie of all-time by the end of 2016: 1/5

  • It should catch Avatar by the time 2017 rolls around.

Odds that Rey is actually _______:

  • Leia and Han Solo’s daughter: 10/1
  • Luke Skywalker’s daughter: 30/1

Odds on why Luke Skywalker is missing from the theatrical trailers:

  • J.J. Abrams is messing with us: 1/1
  • Luke has turned to the dark side: 15/1
  • Luke is dead: 50/1
  • Luke doesn’t appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 100/1

Odds we’ll see another Death Star: 20/1

Odds that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will reference nothing from the prequels: 10/1

Odds on which character from the original trilogy will be killed off in Episode VII:

  • Han Solo: 4/1
  • Luke Skywalker: 15/1
  • Chewbacca: 20/1
  • Leia: 30/1
  • C3PO: 40/1
  • R2D2: 50/1

Odds we’ll see the return of Jar Jar Binks: 1000/1

Odds John Williams will win another Oscar for best original score: 4/1

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