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STAR WARS EPISODE 7: A Success From A Galaxy Far, Far Away...
Well what can be said about Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, simply, it was magnificent. Director J.J Abrams could not have brought back our favorite saga any better. The cast was picked perfectly and portrayed their characters flawlessly. But it was also great to see the original cast bring back their unforgettable characters and show us they still got it. Even though some seriously heart crushing moments were involved in this film, it opens the possibility for greater stories. But now, what can we expect for the upcoming continuance taking place in May of 2017? Lets take a look at some possibilities.
EPISODE 8: What Could We See?
KYLO REN'S DARK JOURNEY
Lets think about this for a second. At the end of Star Wars 7, we were left with so many cliff hangers. One of the biggest, Kylo Ren managed to escape the Starkiller Base critically injured after his battle with Rey. We even heard Leader Snoke explain that it was time to continue his training. What could that mean? Well Snoke clearly has a plan for his apprentice. Just as Anikan was seduced by Palpatine to seek a higher power from the Dark Side, Snoke could be planning on teaching Ren an ancient sith power.
Perhaps something that could give Ren the ultimate advantage to use against his enemies. No doubt Ren wants revenge on Rey for what she did to him, so we can also expect another confrontation between him and her. We also saw Rey destroy Kylo Ren's famous cross guard lightsaber during the battle at the end of the film. Perhaps this means we could see the creation of a new and more elaborate weapon of the Dark Side. However there is an even bigger question to ask, what will happen to him now that he killed his father? Yes, it's true, Kylo Ren, or known by his family as Ben, killed his Father Han Solo to show his dedication to the Dark Side. But what does this mean for him? Could Ren have truly turned to the the darkness, or will this decision begin to eat him up on the inside. Perhaps there is still a chance for him. His own mother, Leia Organa, believes there is still light. So far, I don't see it, but hey, Vader managed to come back so why couldn't his own grandson? Nothing is concrete yet, but there is much potential for seeing where this character will go?
REY'S JEDI FUTURE
At the end of Force Awakens, we were left with the ultimate cliffhanger of any Star Wars film. Rey was last seen finding Luke Skywalker on a mysterious water planet and at the end offering her lightsaber. What did this mean? Perhaps she was wanting to give him back what was his, or maybe she was showing she wanted to train with him and learn to become a Jedi. In episode 8, there can be no doubt that we will see Rey continue her journey into learning the ways of the force. But most importantly, we have the chance to see if Luke will end up with even more students and see the great return of the Jedi.
But what about Luke himself, when we saw him, there was something familiar about his appearance. He bared a similar resemblance to his once and great mentor Obi Wan Kenobi. In the next installment of the new trilogy, we can be confident we will see more of Luke compared to this last film. Perhaps even see him pull of some serious action. Hopefully we will get the full story on why he left in the first place. And perhaps there is even a secret we could learn about Rey. Much speculation has been made that Rey is no regular scavenger, but could be the offspring of Luke himself. There is no confirmation, but let us look at some of the evidence. First of all, Rey's own story is very similar to how Luke started out in his journey to finding his place in the galaxy. Second, the very lightsaber that once was his and his Father's before him called to her. Coincidence, I think not. And third, the reaction Luke had to this mysterious girl who found him was almost of disbelief. Did Luke know who she was, and be somewhat happy that she had found him? Time can only tell as to what will happen to these two and what adventures they could have.
Finn has been through a lot during the Force Awakens. He was very brave to have left the first order and abandon his duty as a Storm Trooper. More then that, he joined the resistance to bring down the first order help bring peace. But at the end he was wounded terribly by Kylo Ren after courageously facing him, and now he is recovering in the care of the resistance. But what will happen to him now? Well its safe to say he will try to track down Rey as soon as he can. After all he seemed to express many feelings for her during their time together. On many occasions he was checking on her safety and even infiltrated the Starkiller base to save her. Is there a romance growing between these two, possibly.
However we also saw the skill he had. He wielded a lightsaber, hes a great marksman, and he could even be a born leader. Something tells me we could possibly even get the chance to learn more about who he is and his history. Maybe, just like Rey, there could be a hidden secret in who he is personally. Could he be a possible Jedi, perhaps a resistance leader, who knows? Episode 8 will give us the answers we are looking for.
The Rest of our Heroes
What can we hope to see for the rest of our heroes? First of all, we have General Leia Organa. Sadly Leia has lost much, her brother, her own son, and now her husband. Leia is going through much, but now that the first order has been brought down and she knows where her brother resides, what will happen with her in the next movie? Well there is a good chance that Leia will go out to get her brother back and have the reunion she has been looking for. We may even get to learn more about her relationship with Ben (Kylo Ren) and perhaps even get answers to what led her own child to turn against her and her family. Something tells me we are not done seeing what has been going on with our favorite Disney Princess.
I think I can speak for everyone when I say you could feel Chewbacca's pain by the end of this film came around. After nearly 60 years, the famous duo has finally come to an end. And we could tell that Chewie was feeling the loss of his closest friend. So what will happen to the lovable, arm yanking, hairy companion? Well from what we can tell he seems to want to continue the legacy he had with Han by staying with his home ship the Millennium Falcon. Not only that but he seems to have found his new partner in Rey, as it is he stayed with her in her travels to find Luke. We can expect to see him bring out his piloting skills next time we see him, and even bring down some storm troopers while he's at it.
And lastly, who could forget everyone's favorite droids, 3PO, R2, and now BB8. It was great to see the classic companion group of R2 and 3PO again, but bringing in a new face with BB8 made the film have a little more fun with droids. Even though we didn't get to see much of the dynamic duo in this film, they still were there and had their classic comedy to add to the fun of the movie. So what is next for them. Well we saw that R2 went back to find his lost master with Rey. Who knows of the possibilities that are in R2's future. And what of 3PO, he still remains by Leia's side as a trusted adviser but hopefully he and his little blue friend will get the chance to show their helpfulness once again. And what about BB8, well that question still remains to be asked, he has shown his usefulness but who knows of what will be in his future.
2017 IS COMING!!!
Well it is only a year and a half away till we get to see the next part of this amazing saga. Coming May 2017, the great adventures of Star Wars will continue and bring us more entertainment.