The following post contains SPOILERS — both real and hilariously fake ones that got widely shared online even though they were clearly untrue — for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

From basically the first moment Star Wars: Episode VII was announced, nerds began speculating about what it would entail. Would the original characters appear? Would their children appear? Would C-3PO have a red arm for absolutely no reason? The rumors were rampant, and they remained rampant right up through this month, when the movie finally arrived in theaters. And now that Star Wars is in theaters, we thought it might be fun to look back at some of the big rumors that floated around the internet for the last three years. How much did people predict?

Well, in the end, a lot of the predictions were correct (like the stuff about Kylo Ren being Han Solo’s son). But just as much or more of the rumors were wildly off base (like the one involving “space pigs”; that’s my personal favorite). Once we started looking, we fell into a bottomless Sarlacc pit of Force Awakens theories. We stopped collecting once we hit 50 — but trust us, we could have kept going. (Especially if we’d included rumors that aren’t true of The Force Awakens but could eventually turn out to be true, like the one from The Hollywood Reporter “that Obi-Wan Kenobi had a daughter or granddaughter,” which could conceivably be Rey.)

So here are 50 totally untrue Force Awakens rumors. Get ready, because after this movie makes $2 billion, there will probably be 150 false rumors about Star Wars: Episode VIII.

50 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors That Turned Out to Be Completely False

1. “Obi-Wan Kenobi set to return in Star Wars: Episode VII.” — Latino Review

2. “Star Wars: Episode VII will feature Force Ghost Yoda.”  — Cosmic Booknews

3. “Max von Sydow is Boba Fett.” — Nerdist

4. “Ian McDiarmid is set to return to the galaxy far, far away for a part in Episode VII.” — Jedi News

5. “Robert Boulter is playing Young Luke Skywalker in the movie.” — Making Star Wars

6. “[Domhnall Gleeson] will be Major Tarkin.” — Star Wars News Net

7. “[Domhnall Gleeson’s beard during a publicity appearance at Universal Studios Florida] really suggests Obi Wan descendant.” — Star Wars News Net 

8. “In the last week I’ve heard Domhnall Gleeson is Luke Skywalker’s son four times. Four times. Four different sources, three really trusted and one new but apparently on the money for most things.” — Star Wars News Net

9. “Billie Lourd, 21, to play young Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII.” — Daily Mail

10. “James Earl Jones may have a secret voice cameo in The Force Awakens as Vader.” — Reddit

11. “Lando Might Have a Role to Play in Episode VII After All” — Moviepilot

12. “Pussy Riot will be in the new movie, possibly as a Cantina Band.” — The Daily Beast

13. “Obi-Wan Kenobi will turn out to be Luke Skywalker’s REAL father.” — The Daily Beast

14. “The rumored title is (drum roll please) ... A New Dawn!” — Star Wars Underworld

15. “The film’s ‘working title’ is The Ancient Fear.” — Ain’t It Cool 

16. “[The Ancient Fear] refers to Max von Sydow’s villain who makes Pazuzu look like a pussy!” — Ain’t It Cool 

17. “Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see ... a hand! A severed hand, tumbling through space. A severed hand gripping a light saber.”— Birth. Movies. Death.

18. “Han and Chewie recognize the lightsaber as Luke’s, and they say they haven’t seen their friend in thirty years, since the events of Return of the Jedi.” — Birth. Movies. Death.

19. “There's been a theory circulating for a while about the death of beloved fan favorite, Chewbacca.” — Moviepilot

20. “Kylo Ren, over the course of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and maybe beyond, is trying to either clone, or resurrect, Darth Vader.” — io9

21. “Rey is Han and Leia’s daughter” — Time

22. “[Daisy] Ridley is a Tatooine local.” — ScreenRant

23. “[Daisy] Ridley’s character is said to be a street-smart salvager working for Max von Sydow’s old demented cyborg character.”— ScreenRant

24. “There’s rumor that Daisy Ridley’s ‘Rey’ character is actually ‘Kira Rey’ which is strangely similar to ‘Kylo Ren.’” — Latino Review

25. “Jar Jar Binks was a trained Force user, knowing Sith collaborator, and will play a central roles in The Force Awakens.” — Reddit

26. “The First Order’s soldiers are being taught that the Empire was a benevolent force, and that Luke Skywalker and those damn rebels who blew up the Death Star (twice) are the villains who destroyed everything.” — CinemaBlend

27. “Rey tries to help by releasing the ship’s cargo (which appears to be livestock, potentially giant space pigs).”— Making Star Wars

28. “While Chewie is still on the ship shutting her down with Finn, Han talks to Rey in private and he passes on one of, if not his most, personal gun to her for protection in Maz’s stronghold. This is where Rey gets her DL-44, the blaster Han Solo made famous.”— Making Star Wars

29. “One banner features the ‘Boba Fett Symbol’ ... these banners appear above the heads of Finn, Rey, BB-8, and Han Solo as they enter what we can only assume is the headquarters of some nefarious criminal organization.” — SlashGear

30. “The idea that these banners represent Boba Fett specifically is absolutely within the realm of possibility ... We're banking on it being a suggestion that Boba Fett is still alive. He survived the Sarlacc, after all.” — SlashGear

31. “After they meet “Rose” in a pub, they head to the underground of the pub. I believe Korr Sella, an emissary for Leia, is also at the pub to speak to “Rose,” probably about what Poe Dameron encountered on Jakku.” — Making Star Wars

32. “Thankfully the heroes are in the catacombs below the pub and survive the assault after suffering through some shaking and rumbling. They head through tunnels where they meet some Stormtrooper resistance and “Rose” uses her “special powers” to dispatch them. I assume this means she uses the Force to slam them against a wall or something unless she Jedi Mind Tricks them.” — Making Star Wars

33. “After Rey and her friend get into Maz’s stronghold, Rey gets into a bar fight. Finn is little help ... However, Chewbacca helps sort out the problem, as it turns out a Wookiee at your side is a little better than an ex-Stormtrooper for bar fights.” — Making Star Wars

34. “A short time after this encounter, Rey enjoys a few drinks, and gets tipsy on the pirate ale.” — Making Star Wars

35. “Back at the Resistance base, Maz gives the lightsaber to Leia.” — Making Star Wars

36. “We then cut to Kylo Ren, who walks into the cockpit of the crashed Falcon. He sits in the pilot’s seat, and has a moment.” — Making Star Wars

37. “Queen Leia uses the Resistance superweapon, “the Sledgehammer,” to crush through Star Destroyers as if they were tinker toys. She wields an awesome power against the First Order!” — Making Star Wars

38. “Luke Skywalker, bearded and fully fleshed, raising a green lightsaber at Han, who in turn has his classic blaster pointed at him ... Luke looks like a crazy person.” — Star Wars News Net

39. “Luke brought a cataclysm to Tatooine soon after Return of the Jedi after he visited Anakin’s birthplace and for whatever reasons it’s changed him... Luke goes mad because he discovers he f***ing can’t control himself. He destroys everything around and kills people with his powers, unconsciously.” — Star Wars News Net

40. “Luke Skywalker is an evil robot who has fallen to the dark side of the force.” — The Daily Beast

41. “Luke reveals to Ridley and Boyega that the Inquisitors — who are indeed actively hunting down any Jedi Masters or Jedi-in-training when Episode VII takes place — are very much connected to the Sith.” — ScreenRant

42. “There’s a huge fight. It’s everyone vs Luke (Luke has his father’s red lightsaber here, so it’s obviously visually implied that he’s the bad guy). This fight is epic as f***.” — Star Wars News Net

43. “Han kills Luke, because Luke allows him to, “he trusts him.” — Star Wars News Net

44. “Luke wants to kill Driver and Han steps in. Luke then kills Han which brings Luke back to his sanity.” — Latino Review

45. “Luke Skywalker is described as “creepy and frightening in appearance” because you supposedly can see “the fire in his eyes” behind his grizzled appearance during some scenes.” — Making Star Wars

46. “This prompts a flashback, showing Darth Vader recruiting the very first Inquisitors.” — ScreenRant

47. “At some point, Boyega’s former boss/commanding officer (Gwendoline Christie) catches up to the young heroes and reveals her own connection to the Force – possibly being a member of the Inquisitor organization.” — ScreenRant

48. “Rise, Finn Skywalker.” — Moviepilot

49. “The leaked concept art of villain holding Darth Vader’s helmet is actually the last shot of the film.”  — Latino Review

50. “The December 18th release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens will see the end credits tease a small clip and teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” — Schmoes Know

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