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SPECULATION Episode VIII Wishlist

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by DarthSnow, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. DarthSnow

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    Throughout the various amazing threads on this forum, I have seen endless speculation and countless ideas, wants, hopes, and hilarious crackpot theories. After The Force Awakens I think we all have more questions than answers, so I thought it would be fun to create some sort of "wish list" for Episode VIII... regardless of what may actually happen, and since we have no idea really, what do you want to happen??

    All thoughts are welcome, no matter how crazy they are!

    And please keep in mind, this is not meant to be a news or rumors thread... this is just to see where all of our Star Wars crazy minds have wondered! And for the love of the force, NO SPOILERS! Please don't discount anyone's ideas because you know something will or won't happen.

    So, fellow Cantina patrons, what do you want to see in Stars Wars: Episode VIII ?
     
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    Where do I start? Would it be aiming too high to wish to see Han Solo again?

    Kidding.
    Well, not really.
     
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  3. DarthSnow

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    It's on my list! Haha. Speaking of...

    Rey: Jedi training with Luke is obvious, but I really want to see her explore her newfound force powers. Maybe she does something we've never seen before, maybe something that surprises or even scares Luke. Considering how quickly she discovered her abilities in TFA, I think the possibilities are endless here.

    Luke: Help us Luke Skywalker, you're our only hope! It's been too long, and the appearance in TFA just teased our curiousities... I need to see what he has been doing while in exile, and find out what exactly drove him there. And, I want to see Luke back in the fight! I hope to see a little edge to the last jedi, as well.

    Kylo Ren: I'm really curious to see what killing his father has done to him. Like many have said, I think it will have the opposite effect as expected, that instead of making him darker, he feels that pull to the light even more. Also, as Rey trains with Luke, I would like to see Kylo train with Snoke and "complete his training" as was mentioned. I imagine this to be rather intense, and expect to be feeling more sympathetic than angry towards Ren by the end of the film. Like, he knows he is wrong, but is in too deep now to turn back.

    Knights of Ren: Who? Why? Where? How?

    Finn: I want his allegiance to be tested like never before... Maybe being caught in a controversial mission that makes him wonder if the Resistance is what he thought it was. And for all of Finn's successes in TFA, which most likely has garnered him some kind of leadership role within the Resistance, I want to see him struggle with that position that has been thrust upon him, and his (assumed) "hero" status. I hate to say it, but this time around, I kinda want to see Finn fail. Oh also- get a lightsaber in that kid's hands again!

    I could go on and on about character development so I'll switch gears to a few scenes instead:

    -Memorial for Han Solo. And that long overdo hug between Leia and Chewie (please!)
    -Luke and Leia reunion
    -No superweapon; instead, a super villain (worse than Kylo Ren) who maybe opposes or has a different agenda than Snoke. The Rebels / Imperials and the like has been going on for awhile and the galaxy is a huge place. There has to be another side to this conflict!
    -Massive space battle
    -R2-D2 and C-3PO, back and better than ever. Also- A squabble between BB-8 and R2-D2 would be hilariously epic.
    -Force ghosts. Enough said. (Han...?! I know as we know it, that's not currently possible. But one can hope!)
    -What drives Hux? Or scares him? I got the impression that Snoke wasn't quite it... and Ren definitely wasn't.

    There is so much left to say, just starting with some basics. I have to stop for now haha. GAH, and I didn't even touch on Rey's parents!
     
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    I know it is a long shot since I am going to talk about non-movie characters but, I'd like to see Mr. Bones in some way!!! Also to find out what happened with Cienna and Thane.
     
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    A Rancor
     
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    I want to see Finn and Poe in more of their buddy-cop routine. I'd actually like to see Poe and Rey do a scene where they actually talk to each other. I want to see admiral ackbar in action again. I'd like to see a battle sequence that maybe leads us from space onto the surface in a tracking shot. I'd like to see an approach to Star Wars that is a bit more grey than the traditional black and white when it comes to plot conflict and characters. I'd like to see Rey not stripped half naked of her cool costumes in favor of rags. I'd like to see Captain Phasma do something with her hands other than hold a gun. And most importantly
    I want to be surprised by Rey's lineage.
     
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    Massive space battle akin to the opening of Revenge of the Sith, except this time it's a group of hotch-potch Republic remnants attempting to temporarily halt the rapid advance of the First Order throughout the film. They lose in the end, but it allows the sequel to focus more on character development as most of the antagonists will not cross paths with the protagonists until the next film.

    This gives the heroes the chance to seek some insight that will allow them succeed in the next film, whereas the villains will seek an 'item' of power capable of ensuring their victory.

    The Jedi gain insight via knowledge in the first Jedi temple, whereas the dark acolytes seek out an ancient dark side weapon of some kind.
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 23, 2016, Original Post Date: Aug 23, 2016 ---
    Maybe a background cameo :).
    Please elaborate.
     
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    How about.. a rancor in battle?? Trained by the First Order.. it/they would essentially be a loose canon, but would be fun to see in action!
     
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    *sigh* Fine..

    ONE MINUTE:
    [​IMG]

    REST OF THE MOVIE:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Agree! I want to see this theme with most of the new leads (Rey, Finn, Kylo) and think it's very easily possible. Finn too readily gave up the First Order, Rey is too easy to root for right now, and Kylo is too easily dismissed as a lost cause. I think there's room for all of them to stray from those paths and make us think twice about how we initially perceived them.
     
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    These are the things I really want to see in EPVIII:

    - Luke Skywalker being badass
    - Luke and Leia reunion
    - Lando Calrissian
    - Force ghosts (Obi-Wan, Anakin, Yoda)
    - Knights of Ren
    - Jedi and darkside lore
    - Darkside training (Snoke and Kylo Ren)
    - what is the status of the galaxy (politics)
    - character-driven plot
     
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    Space Battle
    Lando
    Info about the origins of the Jedi
    Snoke's identity revealed
    Darkness
    Weirdness
    Luke doing some badass blast that shows he's the most powerful force user we've ever seen.
    Lots of things that will piss off @They Live
    ;):D
     
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    • Rey's lineage dispensed with so we can move on without the bloody distraction.
    • lots of Knights of Ren ~ and if i had my druthers, they would be grey somehow, and Kylo Ren would actually be an efficient, competent master.
    • Hux and Phasma get more screentime and action instead of introducing too many new characters.
    • Luke is exactly the Jedi we last saw in ROTJ, but wiser even as he is more powerful.
    • get Ren away from Snoke (i don't really care how; defecting, being captured, Snoke being snuffed by Hux)
    • reunion between Leia and Ben, even if it doesn't go well at first.
    • Finn rescues Rey from serious peril in an old-fashioned way--because the Force ain't the be-all, end-all of power in the galaxy.
     
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    Off of the top of my head, here are some thoughts:

    > Luke demonstrating his full power.

    > Luke training Rey.

    > Rey's lineage - this has to be a decent surprise.

    > I want to see Kylo even more powerful and more conflicted. I want to see him pushed near the edge of sanity.

    > Snoke and Kylo together. I especially want to see Snoke's power.

    > I loved the charming relation between Poe and Finn. It'd be great to see more of this.

    > Finn and Poe becoming more challenged and vital in the story.

    > Phasma doing more stuff.

    > The Knights of Ren and their full power.

    > How the normal/everyday Republic is affected by the fall of the Empire and the new First Order (maybe some politics too).

    > Scope. I want to see more of our beloved galaxy. World building is a must.

    > I want to be surprised and amazed.
     
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    I want to see new planets that will blow my mind because of their creativity and uniqueness.
     
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    Awesomeness *breaths in stormlight and flies off*

    *flies back* But seriously, I just want a movie I can gush about with my friends and see with multiple groups of people and have it feel (mostly) the same every time. I want to be able to show my grandparents the movie and have it be engaging enough for them to follow along too.
     
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    Luke and Leia reunited
    Powerful, yet conflicted Luke
    Deeper development of Rey and Ren
    Finn and Poe have useful roles, not relegated to background characters that we see at the beginning and end of the film
    NO DEATH STAR
     
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    So, I'm assuming that once free of Snoke, he begins his path to redemption. And I want to see that go something like this...

    Kylo Ren discovers the location of Ahch-To, and Luke Skywalker. He gathers the Knights of Ren and heads there to dispose of him, once and for all. He finds Luke, and Rey. An epic battle occurs. All of the KoR are killed. Kylo Ren, Luke, and Rey are all still alive, but have all suffered heavy wounds. Luke battles Kylo Ren to near defeat. Ren, losing his lightsaber in the process, is now at Luke's mercy. Rey shouts at Luke to finish him. Luke gets a pained look on his face, and extinguishes his lightsaber and walks away. Kylo, surprised, hurls a few force attacks which Luke easily bats away. As Luke walks away he tells Rey, "You both have much to learn."

    Then, Luke begins the "detox" of Ben. It's a long process, and Luke is patient with Ben. He doesn't force it. But, trapped on the island and free of other influences, Ben eventually starts to come around. Rey objects to it at first, but soon she understands that she needs to help Ben, not kill him. And with Rey and Luke's help, Ben Solo comes back to the light. Luke, Rey, and Ben then leave Ahch-To.... as allies.

    Now this would most likely involve Luke and Rey remaining on Ahch-To for the entire movie, which I think is very unlikely, and this would take awhile and that would probably be how Episode VIII ends. So I doubt it will happen. But, luckily, this is about what we want to happen, not what may happen. :)
     
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    I want a training montage... Rey running up the step on Skellig Michael to Survivor's Eye of the Tiger...
     
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    Sounds good but personally I wouldn't want those 3 just on an island in Ach-To for the whole film...
     
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