Round this time final yr, followers had been nonetheless reeling from seeing a brand new Star Wars film for the primary time in a decade. Star Wars: The Drive Awakens supplied our first take a look at Mark Hamill’s iconic Luke Skywalker in 32 years, since Return of the Jedi hit theaters. The most recent sequel’s ultimate moments featured new hero Rey (Daisy Ridley) journeying to the hidden planet of Ahch-To, the place Luke Skywalker had been in exile for a number of years. As we speak we have now new particulars about why Star Wars eight picks up proper from that actual second, as an alternative of leaping forward in time.
There’s typically a big hole in time between many Star Wars films, which permits for different films like Rogue One to be developed and fill in a part of that hole on this galaxy far, distant. When manufacturing started in earnest on Star Wars eight, a short video was launched that teased an earlier shoot on Skellig Michael Island, which was accomplished earlier than principal pictures, since they solely had a restricted time to shoot on the Irish island. That video confirmed bits and items from the Skellig Michael Island shoot, which confirmed that the story of Star Wars eight picks up instantly the place Star Wars: The Drive Awakens left off. Director Rian Johnson spoke with USA As we speak for his or her 2017 films preview, the place he explains why he did not wish to soar ahead in time with this story.
“I do not wish to skip forward two years. I wish to see the very subsequent second of what occurs… a part of what’s she’s [Rey] coping with is the conclusion that she has this energy and this present. She’s taking her first step to coming to phrases with this factor inside her that she by no means knew was there and is simply beginning to reveal its potential.”
The director added “giant a part of the film” will handle why Luke Skywalker spent all these years in exile on Ahch-To, and what he’ll do subsequent. There have lengthy been rumors that the story will considerably mirror the story instructed in The Empire Strikes Again, with Rey starting her Jedi coaching on Ahch-to with Luke Skywalker, a lot in the identical approach that Luke began his coaching with grasp Yoda (Frank Oz) in The Empire Strikes Again. There have additionally been rumors that Rey abandons her coaching to avoid wasting her associates Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), who’ve reportedly been captured by Kylo Ren as a entice to lure Rey out of hiding. If these rumors are true, then Star Wars eight may observe The Empire Strikes Again’s plot factors maybe much more intently than The Drive Awakens adopted A New Hope.
A number of days in the past, Mark Hamill teased that a large Star Wars eight “unique first look” can be taking place quickly on the actor’s new TV sequence Pop Tradition Quest, however it wasn’t confirmed if this would be the new trailer. It is attainable that this “unique first look” is definitely the primary poster and never the trailer, which has been rumored to debut in some unspecified time in the future within the first few months of 2017. There has already been hypothesis that the trailer may debut throughout the Tremendous Bowl subsequent month, or that it might be launched theatrically, hooked up to prints of Disney’s Magnificence and the Beast, which is slated to reach in theaters on March 17. No matter when it is going to occur, it appears the veil of secrecy swirling round Star Wars: Episode VIII can be lifted very quickly.