**Spoilers ahead** Nearly three months after it hit theaters, we’re finally at a lull in the conversation around “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but it’s only sure to spark up again when the movie hits home video next month and super fans are able to examine the sequel frame-by-frame. But J.J. Abrams is putting one conspiracy theory to bed.
Following the death of Han Solo, fans noted it was curious that when the Resistance fighters returned from blowing up Starkiller Base, Rey and Leia shared a hug, a moment some viewed as significant considering they had actually never met before. Wouldn’t Leia’s instinct be to comfort Han’s longtime pal, Chewbacca? Did this mean there was a deeper relationship between Rey and Leia that Abrams was teasing but wasn’t yet ready to reveal? Perhaps they’re actually related? Nah, it was actually a miscalculation on his part.
So sorry folks, no conspiracy there. Just filmmaking that wobbled ever so slightly in that moment.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hits digital download on April 1st and then Blu-ray on April 5th. The special feature, full length documentary “Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey” will screen at SXSW on Monday, March 14th at noon at the Paramount Theatre.