Do you remember all of the Matt Smith (Dr.Who) rumblings about being attached to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Well MSW dig a little digging and are one step closer to figuring out his involvement. Check out the Rumor below then hop on over to MSW for the full read!
Spoiler Warning Again: If Accurate It Could Be The End of the Film!
A really solid source over the years passed on something they heard internally. But this means this past solid source is using information that is once again somewhat unproven. Otherwise, I’d double down on this being 100% but that said, I trust their judgement and that’s why I’m moving forward with this piece that very well may be wrong. However, I think we should see it as likely but be open to all the possibilities still.
* The rumor is that Matt Smith isn’t Palpatine reborn or rejuvenated but a dark side acolyte.
* However, during The Rise of Skywalker, Smith’s character is willfully possessed by the spirit of Emperor Palpatine.
* During the final act of the film Rey and Kylo team up to fight the Palpatine possessed Matt Smith.
* The two-on-one duel is pretty intense for the duo.
* Eventually Kylo Ren kills Palpatine’s host body
* Palpatine’s spirit then jumps into Kylo Ren’s body.
* Kylo Ren is strong enough to not lose total control of his mental faculties.
* Kylo Ren struggles to take control of his body but subdues himself and his weapon while beckoning Rey to kill him.
* Kylo does the right thing and becomes Ben Solo again as he sacrifices himself to kill Palpatine.
* Rey having never toyed with the dark side like Kylo Ren and the acolyte did means Palpatine has body evil enough to inhabit.
So once again, this is going around internally amongst people who may not have the full picture of the film. I think it is interesting. It seems possible. It has a very exorcist type of vibe to it. I do believe Rey does something pivotal that ends Kylo. But I haven’t been able to discern if that is actually him dying or ceasing to be Kylo Ren and becoming Ben Solo. Does it have to do with that intervention we heard about? Or is Ben back for entire fight but still susceptible to Palpatine because of his past actions and struggles?
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