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A very simple line from ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ was able to completely set up one of the big shocking developments for the First Order in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘. Obviously, we’re going to be heading into spoiler territory and though I suspect everyone who cares about this has already seen ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ it is the twist in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ that this could ruin. It isn’t just a theory either as Pablo Hidalgo confirmed that this was a setup by the Lucasfilm Story Group.

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We knew that Rey was given a way to track the Resistance fleet when going to meet up with Luke Skywalker but when the First Order was suddenly able to do the same thing it threw a wrench in the works of trying to make an escape. At first, it was unclear as to how the First Order was able to track the last of the fleet and I was sitting there trying to figure out if it had to do with the tracker of a spy onboard one of the ships as it didn’t take long until Finn and Poe work out what happened.

While it seemed super convenient to suddenly have technology that allowed you to track a ship through lightspeed, the seeds were actually planted way back in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. The specific moment is when Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor were looking for the plans for the Death Star on Scarif. You’ll recall a few other projects were name dropped including Mark Omega, Pax Aurora, and Black Saber.

While most of these projects weren’t all clarified, she did mention that one of the projects included “hyperspace tracking.” This seems to indicate that the First Order had found the Empire’s old work and was able to perfect what was only being researched at the time.

Oh, and Hidalgo confirmed it to be true.

So there you have it, folks. Lucasfilm is laying some longterm groundwork in these films and to steal a quote from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Everything is connected!”

Are you thrilled to see that they are tying these films together so well? Did you remember this line or did you feel the tracking came out of left field? Share your thoughts below!