Stephen Colbert is late-night television’s most prominent geek culture aficionado. His devotion to Lord of the Rings is well known, with director Peter Jackson commenting that “I have never met a bigger Tolkien geek in my life.” However, Colbert’s geek cred is not just limited to Middle Earth.
When the first full-length Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was dropped earlier this month, the internet, predictably, broke.
But since the Late Show was off last week, Stephen’s voice was absent from the global freak-out. That is, until now.
Armed with a week’s worth of reflection, J.J Abrams ‘good friend’ took his best stab at predicting the plot of the entire film, and he came armed with some pretty cool guesses:
It has been three decades since the event of the original trilogy. The dark and mysterious First Order has stepped into the power vacuum once held by the Empire, and the newly named Resistance fights in place of the Rebel Alliance, which has begun a tragic shift to the dark side.
But John Boyega’s character is in a stormtrooper suit, so it follows that now the NEW hope comes from the very enemy we’ve been trained to hate — remember the Dark Side was never exclusively tied to the Empire. The Force itself exists outside of mere temporal authority structures.
So I predict that dark becomes light, light becomes dark, the very fabric of The Force is stretched to its limit, as a new generation emerges to tear down the false distinctions of the past and unite all of us — old and new, moisture farmers and nerf herders, Star and Wars, once and for all bringing peace to the galaxy.
Whether Stephen’s prediction is spot on or far off, we will have to wait and see until December 18.