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Lit Episode VIII - THE LAST JEDI - Official Movie Discussion Thread (Tags Required for rumors/spoilers)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Karl0413, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Karl0413

    Karl0413 Jedi Master star 4

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    I noticed we didn't have a lit thread for this and we should be starting to hear concrete rumors and maybe even a few genuine leaks in the months ahead and we need some place to discuss it. Also serves as a good place to indulge in baseless speculation.

    [face_party]
     
  2. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks. I was going to make a thread at some point, but we'll go ahead and use this one as its here.

    A reminder that this should be the ONLY thread where we discuss Episode VIII spoilers, and tags are required as directed in the thread title. Only official released info should be discussed without spoiler tags.

    Thanks, all!


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
  3. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I edited the threat title to match more close our TFA discussion thread. Just because I'm a bit OCD like that. :p

    Speaking of spoilers, lest anyone missed the confirmations this week on makingstarwars.net:

    ACKBAR IS BACK for Episode VIII. Oh, Lando's co-pilot from ROTJ and some Wookiee too. :p

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  4. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Title speculation?

    "Fury of the Republic"
     
  5. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    This movie needed more Poe. Oh wait. Too early.

    So question: what do you guys think will be the new major threat? They've already done superweapon, so what's left? A show-down of sorts, like ROTS or ESB? They already did Rey & Finn vs Kylo, so... Luke vs Snoke? Luke vs Kylo doesn't seem like it has as much potential, if only because Kylo was beaten by relative novices in TFA.
     
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  6. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Rey will be trained by Luke.

    Ren will be trained by Snoke.

    The origins of the Jedi will be relevant.


    There will be some showdown between the two pairs.

    Luke will either die or be possessed by Snoke.

    Rey will either be captured or truly be left feeling all alone.

    Kylo will betray Snoke... whether it's to become the master, or he's an inside agent like Ulic/Cade/DE-Luke/etc., remains to be seen.


    Meanwhile, Poe and Finn will go on an adventure with the Resistance. Probably visiting a First Order world, where we see how everyone is brainwashed from youth, even the civilians. Phasma will be hunting for Finn.

    Leia is elected Chancellor of the newly-elected Senate. But she needs the supports of the planets to rebuild the military from their planetary forces. The new capital is Naboo, which looks quite different and worn.

    Hux is captured by Leia and interrogated.

    Benicio Del Toro plays a new First Order admiral, who's leading a successful invasion of Republic space while it's in chaos.
     
  7. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    THE REPUBLIC STRIKES BACK

    --Adm. Nick
     
  8. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    THE REPUBLIC DESTROYED

    DEATH OF ACKBAR

    WATCH NICK CRY
     
  9. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Kylo Ren and Rey train all movie for a climatic fight. Basically just an hour and a half version of the training montage from Rocky IV.



    Same music and everything. Rey will holler "KYLOOOOOOOOO!!" from the mountain top too.
     
  10. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Despite my aforementioned Anglophile tendencies and being an ardent supporter of the US/UK Special Relationship...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  11. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh my god, those "Jedi steps" it's perfect!
     
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  12. Karl0413

    Karl0413 Jedi Master star 4

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    Sorry if I jumped the gun a little. :)


    I am schooled in the great art of pseudo-precognition, I can see the future! Peering into this crystal screen, with the aid of my assistant Jack Daniels, I can see the future Episode VIII soundtrack titles. Track 10 is entitled Ackbar Sushi. [face_whistling]
     
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  13. Darth_Articulate

    Darth_Articulate Jedi Master star 4

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  14. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    You're really gonna start off our shiny new thread by misusing the word "confirmation"? o_O
     
  15. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    The Admiral loves
    Ackbar
    . You know who I'm happy to see with my avatar :D
     
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  16. Karl0413

    Karl0413 Jedi Master star 4

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    So apparently

    there is a rumor going around that Ewan McGregor could be playing Force Ghost Obi-Wan in Episode VIII.

     
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  17. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm with you in that the primary threat of Episode VIII will likely be Force-based rather than techno-Empire-based, ie the Knights of Ren. The First Order will be licking their wounds in the Unknown Regions, allowing Kylo's Knights to take center-stage as the main baddies. Rey knows more about the Force now and faces a major test, as Kylo's focus is sharper than it was after being shot by Chewie.

    Also, let's get Wedge in this movie. Offer him a role with some substance that he won't find boring, dammit! Have him lead a fleet into the Unknown Regions to find Snoke or something. Poe heads up the fleet's starfighter complement. Finn goes with him and also Rey ends up there in the climax and Finn rushes to help her or something... I dunno. I'm typing out loud here.
     
  18. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It's interesting to hear the recent stories of how close we apparently got to Yoda and/or Anakin appearing as Force Ghosts in TFA. Personally I'd love if they reused the TFA concept art of the Anakin/Vader combination ghost appearing in 8.
     
  19. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm guessing
    that Benecio Del Toro's (unconfirmed) part in the film will be another Knight of Ren, who will take over Kylo Ren as the leader of the knights of Ren, since Kylo will no longer be considered worthy after his defeat at the end of TFA, thus starting some sort of rivalry between the two knights.
     
  20. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    [​IMG]

    I'll make sure to tag you when the confirmation is official. [:D]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  21. CT1138

    CT1138 Jedi Master star 4

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  22. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    "Unofficial confirmation" is an oxymoron. :p
     
  23. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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    Wow, that's such a leap. It's not like he already had a cameo in TFA, or anything. :p
     
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  24. starfish

    starfish Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Star Wars movie number 8, yeehaw!
     
  25. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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