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The Fan Fiction That Predicted a Big Last Jedi Storyline

An unlikely, controversial relationship didn’t seem so unlikely to a certain segment of Force Awakens viewers.
Source: Film Frames Industrial Light & Magic / Lucasfilm

This story contains spoilers for all of The Last Jedi.

In the days before The Last Jedi opened in theaters, three Star Wars fans who go by Rosie, Ricca, and Trebia started receiving messages online from people who’d seen the film early. The gist, as Rosie described it: “How does it feel to have your fan fiction turned into a movie?”

Rosie, 28, and Ricca, 29,are the authors of , which on the leading fan-fiction site is the most widely read storyinspired by ’s Episode VII, . Trebia, 26, is the author of , another popular piece of fan fiction crafted immediately after Disney’s 2015 franchise reboot. Both stories focus on the scrappy scavenger Rey and the villainous Skywalker heir Kylo Ren discovering they share a telepathic bond across the galaxy, and then teaming up to

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