The 7 craziest 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' fan theories

Hoai-Tran Bui
We're as shocked as you are, Rey.

Despite the sudden surge in trailers, TV spots and chatty movie stars, we still don't know much about the plot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

J.J. Abrams is famously tight-lipped when it comes to the twists in his movies (and you can count on one or two at least, considering his history), so naturally the Internet have flocked to fan theories to fill the void. Which is totally all right -- except when people start talking crazy.

Alongside your eerily official-sounding theories about The Force Awakens, you get your bizarre, mostly illogical fan theories that float around Reddit or the underbelly of the Internet.

So here are some of the weirdest fan theories about The Force Awakens, and why they're probably wrong.

1. Jar Jar Binks is a Sith Lord

A double whammy of a terrible theory that likely got circulated through the Reddit threads as a troll post. But the theory about our least favorite Gungan has gained enough traction to get a whole 8-minute explanatory video made about why this theory is totally real.

The theory is that Jar Jar was actually the most powerful Sith Lord in the galaxy, and was the one pulling the strings all along behind the collapse of the Galactic Republic and the rise of Palpatine as Emperor (he was the one who somehow convinced the Galactic Senate to grant Palpatine absolute power, after all). And because he is all-powerful, he would definitely be alive by the time The Force Awakens rolls around.

Chances: 0/10. Why would you even say such a thing?

2. Luke Skywalker is Kylo Ren (or has joined the dark side)

Kylo Ren (played by played by Adam Driver) in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

The resounding question around the Force Awakens trailers -- "Where is Luke?" -- has given way to the most out-there fan theory of all: that Luke Skywalker is somehow Kylo Ren.

Think about it: You've never seen his face, he has an unhealthy obsession with Darth Vader, they share a love for all-black outfits and we haven't seen one shot of Luke this entire time. If you thought any of these thoughts, you're wrong.

The Vanity Fair photoshoot clearly shows a maskless Kylo Ren is none other than Adam Driver, and Luke's absence could mean that Abrams is saving him for another twist reveal.

The theory that Luke has turned to the dark side carries a little more weight, though not much, considering everything Luke went through at the expense of the dark side and the Sith Lords. To say that he would follow in his father's footsteps feels a little cheap.

Chances: 1/10. Luke really does like those black cloaks.

3. Boba Fett is coming back

Did you notice in the first trailer that there was a glimpse of a banner emblazoned with Mandalorian symbols? Well who else hails from Mandalor but Boba Fett, the fan favorite bounty hunter who sadly met his demise in Return of the Jedi. Or did he?

In the expanded universe, Boba Fett reportedly survived his fall into the Sarlaac Pit, and once again faces his nemesis, Han Solo. In The Force Awakens, Boba Fett could have easily survived the same way and return to get his revenge -- or his redemption based on how you want to interpret the mysterious building that Han and Finn are walking into.

Chances: 5/10. Mandalor is a big planet. But everyone loves them some Boba Fett.

4. Finn is Lando's ... and Leia's son?

If that's true, he doesn't have anything close to his dad's fashion sense.

This fan theory has spawned partly from slight racism and partly from poorly labeled Star Wars merchandise.

We're not sure where the theory that he was also Leia's son came from, except for the fact that Abrams keeps stoking the fan theory fires by making vague statements like, "I will only say about that that it is completely intentional that their last names aren’t public record.”

But how would a son of Lando and Leia end up becoming a Stormtrooper, albeit a Stormtrooper who sees the error of his ways and defects to the side of good? We won't really know until the movie comes out, but it seems like a stretch to theorize that Lando and Leia would have anything to do with each other.

Chances: 4/10. Lando and Leia? Really?

5. Chewbacca or Han dies

Probably not the first time Han and Chewie have gotten mistaken for each other.

In the first Force Awakens trailer, Rey can be seen crying and distraught over the body of ... someone. Is that fur you see? Or just the furry hairline of Harrison Ford? No one can really tell, but the vague outline has caused theories to explode over who will be the casualty in the film.

Harrison Ford has said that he wanted Han to get a heroic death in Return of the Jedi -- and this could be Abrams' way of granting him his wish. But if it's Chewbacca, then that would just be mean.

Chances: 8/10. Abrams does love killing off beloved characters.

6. Rey and Kylo Ren are twins

Well, this theory sounds familiar.

A retread of Luke and Leia's unexpected kinship would not be completely out of the question, but do you guys really think J.J. Abrams would do that again? (Let's ignore all of Star Trek Into Darkness).

The theory is that Rey and Kylo Ren were the the twin kids of either Luke or Leia, lost as children and separated -- Rey on the desert planet Jakku and Kylo Ren with the First Order. Rey spends her life scavenging for pieces of wreckage, and for clues about her family, while Kylo spends his life idolizing Darth Vader, who remember has two kids: Luke and Leia. And both Rey and Kylo Ren do seem to be Force sensitive...

Chances: 6/10. Rey is a given, but Kylo we're not so sure about.

7. Darth Vader is alive

That' either Darth Vader's skull, or he started an unfortunate helmet fashion trend.

How could someone be alive when you see his ghost (sadly in Hayden Christensen form) quite clearly at the end of Return of the Jedi? Easy, says this fan theory: Clones.

There was a whole movie dedicated to how much the Empire loves clones, and Kylo Ren is very obviously smitten by Darth Vader's legacy. There is a quite more plausible theory that Kylo Ren will try to resurrect Vader in the movie, but the theory that he is still alive is a bit more far-fetched. What a way that would be to ruin a beautiful death scene.

Chances: 1/10. We didn't suffer through ghost Hayden Christensen for nothing.

The Force Awakens will be released in theaters Dec. 18.