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SPECULATION Episode VIII Wishlist

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

  1. NinjaRen

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    I should clarify my statement: I have nothing against superweapons, acutally I liked the concept of Starkiller Base. It was a natural evolution of the Death Star, but now the "bad guys" should learn from their mistakes.
    => Don't rely on superweapons! I would rather witness the fleet of the FO or Snoke's power as the new "superweapon".
     
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    oh i totally agree ~ i'd like to be surprised.
    ground wars with new weapons, star destroyer battles. i dunno.
    it'll be interesting what the FO and Snoke come up with no matter what, i think.
    but then i'm probably pretty easy to please so long as it's thrilling and there are palpable stakes.
     
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    Here is my wish list to Santa Claus, or in this case, Rian Johnson:

    1) a long in-depth conversation between Luke and Rey about who Rey is related/not related to and what Luke was searching for all these years.
    2) a new prophecy involving Rey as the reincarnation as Anakin Skywalker (I actually love this theory because it continues the Skywalker legacy, it still makes Anakin the chosen one, and it is the best way to get Anakin into the plot without using Hayden C's face.)
    3) No cliff-hanger ending. No carbonite, and "no.. Disintegration."
    4) Minimal dialogue/scenes lifted from ESB or previous OT films.
    5) more of the mythology and spirituality of the force in reference. Make Luke/Rey capable of using the Force in ways we never would have dreamed possible.
    6) in-depth scenes of Luke training Rey in the ways of the Force.
    7) Yoda appearance as a ghost.
    8) Snoke explained
    9) Brutal Sith-like Kylo Ren training.
    10) Knights of Ren explained.
    11) Better inclusion of John Williams soundtrack, so Rey's theme is played in pivotal moments for emotional weight. Another memorable new theme would be nice, too.
    12) Please don't kill off Kelly Marie Tran.
    13) Don't make Laura Dern a typical evil woman-in-power stereotype like Professor Umbridge in Harry Potter. (If she's going to be bad, at least make it more subtle like President Coin in Hunger Games.)
    14) No love interest for Rey. Let's have a Star Wars heroine who is completely work-driven.
    15) Hint at a Poe/Finn romance (or at the very least, a bro-mance.)
     
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    My Episode 8 Wishlist:
    1. Rey revealed as Leia and Hans daughter (I don't believe Han knew about Rey and she was kept secret because of what happened with Ben)
    2. Snokes identity revealed (as Plagueis)
    3. Luke kicking some serious ass
    4. Leia surviving the film
    5. NO mention of Rey being the reincarnation of Anakin Skywalker
     
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    1. Confirmation about who Rey is, or at the very least, how she knows how to use the Force. My biggest problem with TFA is that the lead character is such a mystery. I didn't know when to be surprised. Luke's parentage was a mystery in ANH, but at least we knew what his abilities were.

    2. More familiar aliens. A lot of the TFA alien species were a bit... uninspired. They didn't seem distinctive, just orange/tan blobs. (see: Unkar Plutt, Maz Kanata). I want Rodians, Twi'leks, Ithorians, Togruta, Weequay, etc. They can't have all just disappeared.

    3. A TIME JUMP. I know Rian said there is no time jump, but I'm sorry that's just ridiculous. There are always time jumps, why mess with the most basic elements of Star Wars? (To distract from uninspired/repetitive storytelling, perhaps? Hmmm)

    4. More information about the political status quo. How much space does the Republic control, how much does the First Order control? Who is now in charge of the Republic?

    5. Just tell us who Snoke is, already.

    6. More interaction between the three leads. Poe and Rey haven't even exchanged any dialogue yet.
     
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    I want to see Luke kicking ass. And not just once, where we build the whole movie to his one big fight scene. Multiple scenes.
     
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    After seeing this image in @Lord of the Rens Wallpaper thread it made me realize that for all the talk about "building your lightsaber" and that it "completes a Jedi's training" we've never seen anything like that. I would LOVE to see this at some point... maybe not in VIII, but at least in IX. Doesn't have to be long, just enough to see why it is the final task of a Jedi's training!
     
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    @DarthSnow : As a member of the Jedi High Council, I concur.
    Luke_TFN_avatar.jpg
    (This first image is the best one of all time)
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    (the only Sith image out there, besides the welding pic)
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    (never really liked this one, given the first image, but certainly worthy of taking a look at)
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    (Anakin's is the one closest to the finish line)
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    Lord Snow said it all about this one. Luke the Master, I love it.

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    Bonus pic from the image holocron:
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    I would like to see Anakin's lightsaber reveal more secrets.
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    Seconded! Also, I would like to hear "Anakin Skywalker" referred to by name.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but he's never mentioned by name in the OT or in TFA, other than by the reference of "your/his father" regarding Luke. I at least can't think of any instances off-hand.
     
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    Well Obi Wan mentioned him in TROTJ as ceasing to be Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader I hope Luke tells Kylo's story to Rey.
     
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    both kenobi and Luke mention his full name in ROTJ, but i'm not sure if there are any others
     
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    Totally forgot about that, thanks guys!

    And yes. I hope he tells both Vader's and Kylo's story to Rey. Enough of this "shield their fragile minds from the dark side" kinda stuff... it's about time Luke and the Jedi teach that as a valuable lesson to learn from.
     
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    No problem, I don't believe he will be soft on Rey & she wouldn't expect him to, Yoda wasn't on him as Obi wan wasn't on Ani.
     
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    1. Rey's lineage to cause the ultimate nerdgasm (I.e.
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    2. Snoke to be revealed as either Plagueis or Palpatine
    3. Finn and Rey romance
    4. Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda and maybe Qui-Gon to return as Force ghosts
    5. Lando to make a cameo if not a full role
    6. Benicio Del Toro to play Gallius Rax
    7. Darth Vader to appear to Kylo Ren as a fake Force ghost set up by Snoke
    8. Captain Phasma to return more badass than ever
    9. A LOT more references to the prequels
    10. Laura Dern to play a double agent
     
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    Heaven forbid!!

    If Anakin's lightsaber didn't "talk" when Luke touched it in Star Wars, then it should never "speak". To anyone.
    (this includes force visions, Sith inspired nightmares and Jedi dreams)

    You guys are going down a corporate mandated path that I cannot follow.

    I must give this GFFA version of Escalibur the gas face.
    :D
     
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    True, I'm thinking mostly about how Obi-Wan, and Yoda even, didn't come right out and tell Luke about Anakin's fall to the dark side, and also
    we learn in Bloodline that Ben has no idea his grandfather was Darth Vader, and are in a way left to assume that the withholding of this information has to do with his turn to the dark side. At least that's how I saw it.

    I know, probably not much of a spoiler, but I err on the side of caution. You're welcome, Cantina. ;)
     
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    I understand.
    No way it's good to reminded.
     
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    I hope some art/concepts from The Art Of Force Awakens was used....how did TFA end up so unoriginal and bland when they had such creative ideas??
     
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    1. Link to tv shows/books/comics- characters crossing into the films.
    2. More detail about force mythology.
    3. Who are Rey's parents. (Luke and ????)
    4. Finn's parents
    5. Lando at Han's funeral.
    6. Leia use the force. More obvious than in 7.
    7. Smoke reveal.
    8. Big lightsaber battle. Luke and Rey vs Kylo and Knights of Ren.
    9. Luke be powerful. Blowing stuff up would be nice.
    10. Yoda/Obi-Wan ghosts.
    11. Smoke uses the force.
    12. Rey's staff becomes a Lightsaber.
     
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