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Star Wars Episode VIII discussion

primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' BoopinDetroit, MI Icrontian
edited Feb 2016 in Internet & Media

Principal photography starts today :D

Confirmed cast so far:

  • Laura Dern
  • Benicio Del Toro
  • Daisy Ridley <3 <3 <3
  • John Boyega
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Adam Driver
  • Mark Hamill
  • Lupita Nyong’o
  • Gwendoline Christie
  • Anthony Daniels
BobbyDigiGnomeQueenChurch4252UPSLynx

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  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    Hoping we see Phasma without the helmet. She has such a fanatastic on-screen presence, it felt wasted in EpVII

    Looks like we may see some Han/Leia flashbacks, according to IMDB, they're both listed as credited cast.

    Interested to see where they take Maz, and where Benicio DelToro and Laura Dern fit in.

    GnomeQueen
  • UrbanJediWillUrbanJediWill Jedi Knight Southern California Member

    I was gonna say that casting Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro seems to break from the normal Star Wars tradition of casting virtual unknowns, but then I remembered my prequels: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Sam Jackson, Christopher Lee and Terence Stamp all already had established film careers before then. Just a random thought for my first post in Icrontic.

    primesuspectBobbyDigiThraxdrasnor
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian

    Hi @UrbanJediWill, welcome to Icrontic!

    UrbanJediWill
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Welcome @UrbanJediWill :)

    UrbanJediWill
  • UrbanJediWillUrbanJediWill Jedi Knight Southern California Member

    Thank you all! Shoutout to @Teramona for getting me to join.

    BobbyDigiGHoosdum
  • BHHammyBHHammy Somewhere in Hell Icrontian

    (inb4 everyone gets their shit kicked in, in preparation for Episode IX)

  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian

    Not as impactful for me as the Darth Jar Jar stuff was, but this is pretty interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=700&v=_jjA6ZL0Z_k

    Starts off slow but gets better, interesting stuff regarding Skywalker/Palpatine switching sides, hadn't realized that.

    GHoosdum
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Fair warning to people who like to remain in the dark about things: I wish I wouldn't have watched that.

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    @primesuspect said:
    Fair warning to people who like to remain in the dark about things: I wish I wouldn't have watched that.

    @primesuspect said:
    people who like to remain in the dark about things

    @primesuspect said:
    in the dark

    @primesuspect is Darth Jar Jar theory confirmed.

    _k
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    edited Jul 2016

    I think it's strongly suggested the Palpatine is in fact Anakin's force Daddy. The opera scene in Revenge of the Sith... so in a way they are all connected to Palatine and so the pull to the dark side resides in all the Skywalker offspring.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    Jedi singular, or Jedi plural? HMMM.

    Official tweet said the Skywalker saga would be continuing. But Luke isn't really the main character, so it's not really his saga in the most recent trilogy. REY DAUGHTER OF LUKE CONFIRMED? MARA JADE?

  • SonorousSonorous Shredmaster, F@H Fanatic Virginia Icrontian

    @Thrax said:
    Jedi singular, or Jedi plural? HMMM.

    Official tweet said the Skywalker saga would be continuing. But Luke isn't really the main character, so it's not really his saga in the most recent trilogy. REY DAUGHTER OF LUKE CONFIRMED? MARA JADE?

    So what about all that hubbub they said about Rey's parents not being in VII?

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    edited 24 Jan

    Still holding out for Rey Kenobi.

    Evidence (however circumstantial): When she finds the light-saber, part of the sound she hears in her vision is Alec Guinness's voice. Obi-Wan went to Tattoine in a kind of voluntary exile after the Jedi were wiped out, it's likely he considered himself released from his vow not being a practicing Jedi any longer and found himself a sweet Tattooine woman to settle down with for a while (insert possible tragic story of her demise leading to his hermit lifestyle in the intervening 30 years). Rey's clothes when she is dropped off on Jakku are similar to what she was wearing when we see her as an adult, implying that she already came from a desert planet. ObiWan never came back for her because he got tied up in the rebellion and was killed by Vader on the Death Star.

  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    UPSLynx
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian

    Product packaging for VIII leaked today. DAT REY. DAT HAIR. DAT LIGHTSABER.

  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian

    Boyega's like "yo where my lasersaber"

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @Thrax said:
    Jedi singular, or Jedi plural? HMMM.

    via Twitter today:

    The foreign language titles for Star Wars: The Last Jedi confirm that "Jedi" is plural, giving hope that OG Luke Skywalker might not be killed off.

  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian

    This sounds plausible.

  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian

    @Thrax said:
    LUKE RIDES ON REY'S BACK LIKE YODA HYPE CONFIRMED

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