With Rogue One: A Star Wars story in full swing now and soaring into the holiday weekend, I thought it'd be an awesome idea to put together this fan trailer that teases us for the next, main story line film, which comes out in a little less than a year from now. After the events of "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens", there have been a lot of questions about what is going to happen next. Here is what we know coming out of the last movie and what I introduced into my new fan-made trailer for everyone's enjoyment.
What We Know So Far About Episode VIII
Star Wars: The Force Awakens delivered not only thrills, but also answers to some of the biggest questions that fans have been asking about the fictional universe since the release of Return of the Jedi. Not only is "The Force Awakens" considered Episode VII, but also a new launch pad for a brand new trilogy of movies that will work to complete the story of both the characters we've just been introduced to and the ones we've known and loved for many years now. The wait for The Force Awakens has ended, but now the wait for Star Wars: Episode VIII is upon us.
Rian Johnson has written the script for Star Wars: Episode VIII - though no firm details about the larger plot have been revealed yet. The only thing we know about the story is where it will begin: it's been confirmed by the writer/director that the movie will break from franchise tradition and begin immediately after the end of The Force Awakens, bringing us back to the frozen moment shared between Rey and Luke Skywalker at the end of J.J. Abrams' blockbuster.
At this point, we really can't say what the established characters will be facing -- but we certainly do expect the new movie to continue some important plot threads from Episode VII. Will Luke wind up teaching Rey in the ways of becoming a Jedi, or is he still too shattered after the events with Ben Solo a.k.a. Kylo Ren? How will Leia operate in the aftermath of her son killing his father? What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments section below!
Darth Maul Returns
If my dream of Darth Maul returning to the Star Wars franchise were ever possible, I'd love to see it happen. I introduced him as a new Zabrak Sith lord in my new "Star Wars: Episode VIII" trailer that I just released and is now training Kylo Ren. In the trailer you also see a scene of him confronting Luke Skywalker, which is also a dream fight that I, and I'm sure many fans, would love to see happen. Some other people who make a return include Supreme Leader Snoke, in his actual form, not a hologram which we only saw him in The Force Awakens film. He is a bit taller then most humans and other human size beings. Snoke is also confronting a special returning Jedi, one of my favorites from all-time, but I will leave that so you guys can enjoy the trailer below.
Check it out, comment and let me know what you guys think of the trailer, what you think will happen in the next movie and any other thoughts on Episode VIII.