ByNick Shedlock, writer at Creators.co
Superhero, Action, and Comedy movie man.
Nick Shedlock

Now that we've officially been given the greenlight to talk about spoilers in Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens, I think it's officially time to start discussing what we want to see.

There's already been some talk the next instalment in the latest Star Wars trilogy. Actors, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, have already praised the script for Episode VIII, also claiming that it's darker and a good twist on the franchise, along with Episode VII director, J.J. Abrams.

The Release Date

Star Wars: Episode 8 is slated for theaters on May 26, 2017.

The Cast

The film is confirmed to have all of it's main cast members from it's previous film returning to continue the franchise, along with actor Benicio Del Toro, who is confirmed to be playing a new antagonist in the story, and some contenders for a new female lead, Gina Rodriguez, Tatiana Maslany, or Olivia Cooke. These actresses are apparently in the process of doing "chemistry reads" with John Boyega. Perhaps there will be a new love interest for our Stormtrooper turned hero in the sequel.

Another mystery role has been reported to be involved with the story, having Bel Powley in contention to take over for Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who was in talks for the role not too long ago.

Some would speculate how Harrison Ford, who plays Han Solo, could return to the saga after being killed off towards the end of the installment prior to the next.

Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Harrison Ford as Han Solo

There have been some theories claiming that the legendary actor and character would come back in flashbacks and, less than likely, a force ghost. One can only speculate as of right now, but one thing's for certain... we're all looking forward to it!

The Director

Star Wars: Episode VIII will have a new director helm the franchise for the next two installments.

Rian Johnson (Looper)
Rian Johnson (Looper)

Rian Johnson, who resembles George Lucas a little bit to me, will be taking charge of the project and bringing a vast array of new ideas and cool twists and turns.

Mr. Johnson directed the sci-fi filled flick, Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, along with three of the most interesting episodes in the smash-hit television series, Breaking Bad! Some of his other work includes the films, Brick and The Brothers Bloom.

Production

Filming has already started for Star Wars: Episode VIII in Ireland back in September of 2015. Some are lead to believe that these scenes are set to match the backdrop of the ending scene in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens where Rey (Daisy Ridley) confronts Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a secluded island on an unknown planet confirmed to be named "AHCH-TO" by the film's recently released screenplay.

Daisy Ridley as Rey, holding out hope
Daisy Ridley as Rey, holding out hope

Rumors

I've seen my many theories materialize across the internet in the past couple weeks due to the huge, unexplained ending of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

Most theories involve the parentage of Daisy Ridley's character, Rey.

The lovely Daisy Ridley as Rey (Ep. VII)
The lovely Daisy Ridley as Rey (Ep. VII)

Many believe Rey to be the daughter of either Luke Skywalker (the most obvious choice) or Han Solo and Leia Organa.

There have also been many theories speculating that she is the granddaughter, or has some relation to Obi Wan Kenobi.

Alec Guinness & Ewan McGregor
Alec Guinness & Ewan McGregor

There have been many other theories circulating that are just way off and too ridiculous to be taken seriously...

Some have even gone far enough to believe that Rey is the reincarnated version of Anakin Skywalker. While this theory isn't as outlandish as some of the other, it is still a small possibility to other people's conceptions.

Wish List

"This is where the fun begins."

Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker (Ep. III)
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker (Ep. III)

I'm going to try and keep it brief. This is a mixture of things that I have seen on the internet that I actually liked, and what I personally predict for/want to happen in Star Wars: Episode VIII is:

  • Luke Skywalker to be revealed as Rey's father and that his wife/Rey's mother was killed by Kylo Ren.
  • Rey to begin her training with Luke.
  • Finn, Poe Dameron, Leia, BB-8, and a love interest for Finn go on a mission to hunt down what's left of the First Order.
  • Lando Calrissian to return and be revealed as Finn's father.
  • Finn's real name to be Han (named after his godfather).
  • Poe Dameron to be revealed as a mole for the First Order.
  • Finn and Captain Phasma to throw down.
  • Finn's love interest to be a badass female lead.
  • Snoke kills Leia to either make or break Kylo Ren.
  • Three-way lightsaber battle between Luke Skywalker, Benicio Del Toro's character, and Supreme Leader Snoke. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
  • Round 2 between Kylo Ren and Rey (Rey loses).
  • Rey to not get a limb chopped off.
  • Death of Luke Skywalker.
  • Bonus: Rey to turn to the dark side and Kylo Ren to turn back to the path of the Jedi.

Well, that's all I got for today!
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