A picture of Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
A picture of Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Facebook/Star Wars

A new theory about “Star Wars: Episode 8” looks at how the weakened First Order will pose a threat to the Resistance and the remaining planets that are loyal to the New Republic after the events of the first movie in the new trilogy. Do they have another super weapon they are planning to unleash on the unsuspecting galaxy?

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After the destruction of the Star Killer base, the First Order is now perceived to be weaker. A new theory posted on the YouTube channel of Mike Zeroh looks at how the weakened enemy will pose a threat in the upcoming film.

The fans have been wondering if the next film will unveil another super weapon of the First Order. Mike believes that if there is something like that in the new movie, it will not be similar to the Star Killer base or the Death Star.

If there is a super weapon in “Star Wars: Episode 8,” Mike wants the writers to get inspiration from the Expanded Universe, now known as Legends. He would like the franchise to introduce the World Devastators in the movies.

The World Devastators, Mike explains, are most commonly known from the “Dark Empire” series. They are huge machines that use tractor beams to spread destruction on the planet surface. The theory suggests that writers could use elements from the Legends material, but rename the things they use and perhaps modify their appearance.

However, Mike believes that since we already saw a super weapon in the first movie may be it is time to skip that in the sequel. Readers should note that in the original trilogy, while “A New Hope” introduced the Death Star there was no super weapon in “Empire Strikes Back,” and the second Death Star Was shown in “Return of the Jedi.”

“Star Wars: Episode 8” could take a similar route and not show any new super weapon, while the final film in the new trilogy could once again focus on a massive battle station of some sort.