All we know about Star Wars Episode VIII

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Star Wars Episode VII marked the return of the franchise to the big screen after more than a decade of silence. It was a great moment, filled with tears and many expectations. It’s safe to note that the Star Wars Episode VIII has a massive set of shoes to fill and even if we don’t really know that much about the episode thus far, people do expect a lot of stuff from it. Obviously, expectations need to be realistic but we have to say that based on the previous episode, this one is shaping up to be quite an interesting and fun one to begin with.

Director

The director for Star Wars Episode VIII is Rian Johnson. He created movies like Looper, Brick and The Brothers Bloom but this is his first blockbuster. He does know the type of expectations people have from the movie and he is trying to do his best to fulfill them. It’s a hard task for sure but one that has to be done as the sci-fi epic gathers millions upon millions in front of the theatre.

The story

The last episode didn’t really seem to offer a satisfying ending. What we got was an open ended experience that will definitely have a lot of repercussions in the future. It’s also safe to note that the movie will start with the ending scene from the previous episode, but from there onward everything seems to be open ended. It’s hard to see how and where will everything will go, but one thing is certain, the experience is set to be a very interesting and immersive one so wherever it ends up going, it will surely bring in front some cool moments.

The leaks on the set didn’t make it that easy to understand either, aside from a look at a few aliens you don’t really know what is going to happen and that on its own comes with a variety of challenges for sure. The story of the first one was also tightly kept under wraps and that’s what made many people angry but in the end it was a very good and exciting movie with a lot of fun and excitement brought into it.

Rey is one of the characters that many people are wondering about right now. Her back story is uncertain and while many speculate that she is the daughter of Skywalker, she might even be a relative of Obi Wan or who knows the real reason here. We saw her be very good with the balance of the force, much better than Kylo Ren which was very powerful to begin with so we will most likely see a training on the dark side and the light side.

Finn’s last sequence in Star Wars Episode VII wasn’t really the most encouraging, but we do know that the hero will not have a problem coming back and maybe exploring new adventures and have fun with that. Poe Dameron will most likely have the same experience here. We don’t really know the stories of any of the characters so everything will end up being open for discussion.

Also, people are trying to figure out what really happened with Luke Skywalker and how this will affect the entire plot. What we do know for now is that he ended up disappointed after trying to train Ben Solo which ended up being corrupted. The road for Luke was filled with emotions and we can expect even more emotions as we go into this for sure.

Leia was crushed by the fact that Han Solo died and we might see the reminiscence of that particular arc. We might even see her face Kylo Ren, but this is most probably left for the last movie in the trilogy, although where do we go from there is definitely open up for speculation. Leia will surely have a very important role in the future and how much will she be able to change or shape the rebellion is surely up for discussion. She will most likely work with Chewbacca which remained without his old friend Han at the end of the movie.

Benicio del Toro was hired to be the bad guy here but there are no specific ideas in regards to who will he play, although we are open for quite a lot of speculation. Some of the other characters that will appear in the movie will be Captain Phasma, General Hux and the Supreme Leader Snoke.

It’s hard to say where the movie will go to after the unique ending, but hopefully we will have a very unique and refined experience like we always did.

What do you think about Star Wars Episode VIII, what will it bring to the table? Wil it be a good one? Also, what do you think about the old movies:

  • What’s your favorite moment of The Empire Strikes Back?
  • What character from the old movies would you like to come back?
  • Did you like the prequels?
  • How do you think that the trilogy will end?

Leave a comment with the answer to these questions or any other thought about the movie!

 

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