Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill gestures as he arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. Reuters/Paul Hackett

One of the mysteries that “Star Wars: Episode 8” is expected to solve is the reason why Luke Skywalker ran away and hid on the planet Ahch-To while the First Order took over. A new fan theory attempts to explain what made the Jedi Master leave everything behind.

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In a video message posted on YouTube, Mike Zeroh points to a dialogue of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) who wants to finish what his grandfather, Darth Vader, started. He believes the Sith Lord was looking for the missing piece of the map of the galaxy that surfaced in “The Force Awakens.”

The two big theories about Kylo Ren’s purpose is that he either wants to lead an army to defeat the Resistance or he wants to turn Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to the dark side, which his grandfather tried doing along with the Emperor.

The video contends that the map is more significant than the other theories because it doesn’t just reveal the location of Luke Skywalker but also the first Jedi temple in the galaxy, which the Jedi Master may be guarding.

Will “Star Wars: Episode 8” reveal the first Jedi temple and the origins of the Jedi? With the fall of the Republic imminent in the prequel trilogy, it is possible that the Jedi decided to erase the location of the historical place in order to protect it from the Sith.

The new theory would tie the new trilogy with the prequels as well as the original trilogy. The map existing during the Empire and a portion of it being erased just before the fall of the Republic is from the prequels, and the possible revelation that Darth Vader was secretly trying to find the location of the first Jedi temple would be from the original trilogy.

Will the planet Ahch-To be revealed to be more than just a hiding place for Luke in “Star Wars: Episode 8.” What secrets can Kylo Ren hope to uncover by finding the Jedi temple? Fans will have to wait till the movie is released to find out if this theory and the others turn out to be true.