Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released on Tuesday, April 5 on DVD and Blu-Ray and many details and behind the scenes footage will now be in the hands of fan boys and girls throughout the world. Not that there weren't tons on speculation over every single element of the movie before people were able to pause and re-watch certain scenes over and over again, but now there is physical proof explaining some of some of the decisions that were made in the making of the very popular movie.
One of the elements of the movie that has been speculated on for the last few months concerns the moment when Kylo Ren, in the midst of interrogating Rey, takes off his mask and slams it into a pile of ashes. Some of the fan theories explaining the ashes were comical and downright sinister.
Before all was revealed by director JJ Abrams to Entertainment Weekly this week, and in all actuality, debated as soon as the first official theatrical showing, fans of the Star Wars universe speculated on what the hell the ashes were. In this thread from Reddit, just after the film was released in December 2015, several ideas were bandied about: