Until Star Wars: The Last Jedi blazes its way into our movie screens this Christmas, expect fans to dig for clues, uncover spoilers, and read hidden meanings into the smallest bits of information and images released by the studio. The newest theories are springing out from the most noticeable difference bannered in the film's opening teaser: its use of the red color on the famous logo.
The change might have seismic repercussions on the saga. The original trilogy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens all used the brighter color yellow in their titles and opening crawls. Can the shift to red spell something more ominous?
As reported by Tech Times, fans point out that red is the color of the lightsabres wielded by the Sith like Darth Maul and Kylo Ren. It's also the hue that paints the logo of the Rebel Alliance, especially in Rogue One.
The red logo had appeared in other Star Wars versions: in one promotion of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in 1983, and in a two-part series in Star Wars; The Clone Wars which heralded the rise to power of Darth Maul.
None of this sounds promising for our heroes. Fans who have studied the logo are bracing themselves for darker developments that go beyond the death of Han Solo. Earlier reports indicate that some of them had already been dissecting possible secrets contained in the actual title itself.
But again, all these are speculation. Though director Rian Johnson had teased that the logo will make it into the opening crawl of The Last Jedi, nothing else will confirm or put an end to these theories until we actually see the movie's standard opening credits. Until then, we can only cross our fingers, wait, and see.