Potential Spoilers for Star Wars: Episode VIII ahead. If these rumors are true, that is.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens successfully relaunched the Star Wars franchise into worldwide fame. Seeing this, Disney has gone so far as to plan the release of one Star Wars movie every December for the next few years. In addition to the new trilogy installments, standalone films are also planned, the first one being Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While Rogue One will be our next adventure into the galaxy far, far away, fans are still clamoring for details regarding the untitled Episode VIII. A new rumor has just burst onto the internet regarding everyone’s favorite hero: Luke Skywalker.
While Luke’s participation in The Force Awakens was a glorified walk-on role, he will surely be a major character in Episode VIII. And, if one rumor is to be believed, he will be both powerful and have a temper. A redditor recently shared a rumored scene, which catalogues this, check it out:
I dunno about you guys, but I sure as hell hope this rumored scene is real. Because it will be everything I want to see with Luke.
While Luke Skywalker is the star of the original Star Wars trilogy, he wasn’t much of a Jedi until the third movie. And even then, he was still gaining power fairly slowly. Mostly Luke whined a whole a lot, had dirty thoughts about his sister, and occasionally whipped out a lightsaber. Of course, the 30 years in between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens was a time where he gained true power. And then he passed on his knowledge of The Force to padawans. So any scenes with Skywalker in future films should have him being the new Yoda- able to make Rey, Kylo, and Finn look like total Jar Jars compared to his power.
If the above scene becomes reality, it also has the opportunity to showcase Jedi powers we haven’t yet seen. Mostly we see Jedi using lightsabers, an occasional mind trick, and a bunch of telekinesis. Has Luke somehow learned the ability of combustion or pyrokinesis? The Sith have those Force Lightning powers, so it’s only fair that the Light Side gets something cool too.
Additionally, a confrontation between Kylo, Rey, and Luke sounds pretty damn awesome. The newcomers would essentially be the angel and devil on Luke’s shoulders; they represent opposites for him. One has chosen the Dark Side and Luke feels responsible for, the other is a newcomer who represents light and hope. Plus who doesn’t want to see those 3 clash words and/or lightsabers? No one.
What do you think of the possible Episode VIII scene? Sound off in the comments below.
There have been huge developments on the Star Wars front this week, from the casting of a new Han Solo (!!) to news on Star Wars: Episode VIII. Want to catch up on all things Star Wars? Read on!
Earlier this week, we found out the new actor who will be playing Han Solo in a standalone prequel movie. We think it’s a PERFECT choice. Do you agree?
We also know a great deal about Luke Skywalker’s role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Click here to learn those details.
And we know what Daisy Ridley will be doing in Star Wars: Episode VIII, so click here to find out what’s in story for Rey.
Long before Han Solo gets his own movie, we’re going to see a pre-New Hope story in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Want to learn a good deal about that movie?
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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