Episode VIII

Rumor: Force-back to the Future in Star Wars: Episode VIII and an Episode VII lightsaber

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What follows below are rumors regarding Star Wars: Episode VIII. Please read at your own risk and please do not spill the beans openly on social media, spoiling those that do not appreciate knowing the potential details of upcoming Star Wars films.

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Rumors have been circulating that a continuation of the flashback sequence from Star Wars: The Force Awakens occurs in the  untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII. Most of the information is fragmented and difficult to piece together at this time. Details are beginning to emerge which might fill in the sequence to some degree. We know you guys are hungry for rumors so we thought we would share something fun we have been getting details on lately. We wish there were more details, but this what we have for now. Also upfront I want to say apologies for the guarded language but we have our reasons.

After digging around it seems we may delve deeper into Luke Skywalker’s backstory first glimpsed in Rey’s vision at Maz’s Castle. Some documents also appear to reveal late adolescent kids that seem to have been brought back to play the dead padawans of Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Order. The language used makes it sound like it is the before-and-after sequence of when Luke Skywalker puts his hand on Artoo, effectively saying goodbye to the little droid.

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As we have heard the rumor, a sequence appears to involve Rey, Luke Skywalker, Artoo, Kylo Ren, and dead bodies of youthful characters. An inactive adult Rey at the scene makes us think this is probably a continuation of the flashback sequence Rey began on Takodana. Rey appears to be a bystander, making us think this is her vision of the past seen from her perspective.

For Star Wars: The Force Awakens there were props made for the dead/dying padawans on the set. We were sent this photo of these props from The Force Awakens back during the production of that film. The photos show that they built props for Jedi to be used in the flashback sequence of that film:

The Force Awakens Padawan Lightsaber

The Force Awakens Padawan Lightsaber

Sabers like this were made and versions in resin were also constructed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If these things are being interpreted correctly, we could be seeing something like the saber above in Star Wars: Episode VIII.  If correct, it would seem the details of the flashback sequence were held back in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and saved for elaboration in Episode VIII. 

Hopefully more details emerge which give us better insight into how all of this comes together. Apologies for the guarded language but that’s the way it is. Right now this is what we think the information is amounting to. Misread it could be.

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