In which direction we can expect the upcoming episode of Star Wars to go? We’ve seen the developments in the Episode VII and from those we can assume a lot, but as the saying goes; „when you assume, you make and ass out of u and me“. Still, that never stopped us fans from assuming plenty about our favourite sci fi saga.
Moviepilot.com brings a few points to attention. They’re guessing the plot for the new episode will pick up exactly where Episode VII left off. That shouldn’t be too much of a stretch as the ending of Episode VII with the long awaited reveal of Luke Skywalker left a pretty clear impression we’re due for a continuation of that plot line as soon as we get back in the next movie, who knows, maybe even with the continuation of the same scene. Still, this is a bit unusual for Star Wars franchise as most of the films pick up at least a year after the story of the prior episode ended.
Many fans have been wondering if we will see any flashback sequences, but the overwhelming stance is that the franchise will not break its „no retrospective scenes“ practise, even now when we have so many questions about what transpired between the original Episode VI and the latest Episode VII The Force Awakens.
Rey seems to be poised to take the spotlight for the upcoming movie. Moviepilot.com quotes the synopsis as saying:
“Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII.”
This doesn’t come as a great surprise when we realise the plot for The Force Awakens saw Finn in the main role for most of the movie, only to be upstaged at the film’s finale by Rey.
Rey and Finn continue as main characters, photo Moviepilot.com
One more, almost unanimous theory is that we will going to see plenty more of Poe Dameron in Episode VIII as he was only hinted as one of the main protagonists for the new storyline, but was then absent from the screen for most of the movie.
Most of us are pretty excited to have the classic Star Wars feel to the movie back in the first of the sequels. However, there are those more critical, who expressed dismay about what at times felt like a recycled story in Episode VII. Whatculture.com has even published “10 ways Star Wars Episode VIII will probably rip off Empire Strikes Back“. Let’s hope not.