Our verdict? Plausible. Unlikely, but plausible. A slightly spoiler-filled analysis below.

While Colbert seems to have nailed the ‚ÄúNew New Hope‚ÄĚ feel of this film, I doubt that we‚Äôre going to see the Rebel Alliance and the Empire actually switch roles. Simply because that doesn‚Äôt fit anything else we‚Äôve seen. Which is what makes this clip from last night‚Äôs Late Night With Stephen Colbert kind of strange: the theory‚Äôs not out there enough to be a parody, but it‚Äôs not informed enough to feel true.


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