Disney has officially announced this week that Star Wars Episode 8 is in production. What makes the news so astounding is that many of us are STILL going back to see part 7 over and over again (because of how fantastic it was). And The Force Awakens left so many questions unanswered, now that they have started making the movie, it might be the perfect time for us to throw around some Star Wars 8 speculation. Just some thoughts about some questions we hope get answered and some characters we may get some more insight into.
Here is everything we hope and pray we get out of Star Wars: Episode 8. Major spoilers for Force Awakens so if you have not seen that yet, don’t read this.
Who Are Rey’s Parents and Why Did They Abandon Her?
Leaving your kid to be a scavenger on a shitty, desert planet is not exactly perfect parenting. We know she was left young, but we know not by whom or their motives. Ah, screw that. 90% of fans seem to think Rey is Luke’s daughter. It makes sense, but that very questions ends up opening way more questions.
Why would someone who was “light side” of the force abandon a child on a dangerous planet with no one looking after her and her having to tend for herself? This also BEGS the question, who is the mother? It looked like Luke was standing at a grave in the scene in the final confrontation. Was this Luke’s wife and Rey’s mother?
Hopefully in Episode 8, we find out.
More About Supreme Leader Snoke (and More Knights of Ren)
The character of Snoke has left many fans scratching their heads. Some think he looks just like Darth Vader due to scar placement (look it up, it is pretty similar). While others claim (and I thought this for a moment, too) that he seems an awful lot like Darth Plagueis from the extended universe.
They did say they were doing away with extended universe lore for new films. So who is Snoke, how is he so powerful, what does he look like in person, and what does he want with Kylo Ren are just a few of the inquiries we pray get answered when the next Star Wars drops.
Also, who are The Knights of Ren. They look badass, carry old school weapons, and we only saw them for a second in flashback/dream scene. Can we please find out more about THAT badass crew?
Some Kylo and Han Solo Backstory
I’m sorry, I know Ford wont be in any more of these movies realistically (he was begging Lucas to kill him off from beginning) but how did things between him and his son, Kylo Ren, go so dark? There has to be some REAL hatred for you to kill your own father while looking him in his eyes, so what exactly led up to that? Was Han Solo as cruel to Kylo was he was to Princess Leia at first? Was he never around? Did he smack Ben around?
It would be nice to know the reason the tension between the two was at such a boiling point, and we all want to know what happened between that family. And Chewbacca is a dead eye shot. He didn’t kill Kylo for a reason, assuming it was out of respect for Han. So sad.
Rey and Kylo’s Training
We all know Rey is going to need to master her use of the force because she is already so powerful with it, yet seems to know so little. On the other extreme, we know Kylo Ren has trained, but Snoke made it clear they were taking him to the next level of his training when Force Awakens ends. So is there a chance we could see Rey being trained by Luke while we see, going on at the exact same time except somewhere much further away, Ren being trained by Snoke? That would be dope!
So in essence, they both will end up becoming more powerful Jedi at the exact same time, ensuring their next battle will, indeed, leave one of them mortally wounded and the other the clear winner and superior Jedi.
I refuse to believe that Captain Phasma was crushed in the compactor (as a callback joke to part one). Her armor hinted that she was a very powerful Captain (look it up, it was shiny for a reason, no joke) and I don’t believe she would take being disrespected by a lowly traitor very well.
What I hope this means is in Episode 8 Captain Phasma will be looking for Finn to so she can settle the score. So we have Finn being hunted by Phasma, we have Rey and Kylo training in the light and dark side to become the most powerful Jedi, we have more time with Luke to figure out what is going on with him, and we get more insight into Snoke and his grand plan. That and awesome saber fights. That is our very hopeful speculation about Star Wars Episode 8.
Have any speculation of your own, leave it in the comments. We would love to hear it.