Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams reveal that there will be two characters making their returns to the next installment of Star Wars.
Rules of fandom state that the fans are allowed to be excited about the next big thing to come. So even though, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is yet to hit theaters of the world 18th December onwards, fans can agree that most facts have already be determined about this episode. The characters, the gizmos and all that needs to be ascertained about the 7th episode of this George Lucas’s franchise is the movie itself.
So as the fans wait for the premiere outside the theaters quite literally in hobo style, they sooth their excitement wondering what is yet to come in the next installment scheduled for next year.
The press has been at work and have been consistently asking Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams about Rian Johnson‘s plans for Episode 8.
Here is what has been revealed about the 8th installment and if you are a big fan of surprises then don’t read on. J.J. Abrams has previously confirmed that Andy Serkis’ shadowy villain Supreme Leader Snoke will play a huge part in the new trilogy.
According to ScreenCrush, Abrams said that he’s sort of the guy pulling the strings behind Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren who we all know is the said villain in The Force Awakens.
Meanwhile, Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy asked about which character she loves the most and she gushed over Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma. She then confirmed that Captain Phasma will be back for Episode 8.
Kennedy also revealed that Rian Johnson will be filming part of Episode 8 in Mexico where he will be joined by John Boyega and Oscar Isaac who will be reprising the roles of Finn and Poe Dameron. Also joining them is Star Wars newcomer Benicio Del Toro. Toro has been cast in a mysterious new role.
While it was initially reported that Del Toro would be playing a villainous type, the actor backtracked a bit and made his character’s morality seem a bit more ambiguous.
Adam Driver came to the rescue of the villains in his own interview saying that all the characters deemed villainous in the franchise justify their characters as morally correct hence they are not the bad guys unless you also see their part of the story.
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The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18 and Episode 8 arrives on May 26, 2017.