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Sep 3rd 2015 at 7:09:46 PM

Well, apparently, Benicio Del Toro might play a villain role in Episode 8. Also:

Speaking with a Spanish outlet at Rac1.org, del Toro was asked what he has coming up on his schedule, and he again confirmed that he has a role in the movie, but added a bit of new information:

“Star Wars is coming up, we will see how that turns out. I think we start shooting in March.”

The reporter followed up by asking what his role would be, hoping for something juicy, but instead del Toro merely said:

“Ehhh, the thing is, they don’t let me talk too much about it. I’m like the villain. But we’ll see.”

We already have a lot to talk in the Episode 7 thread, but I figured I should kick-off the Episode 8 thread, since we'll have a lot more to talk about after December.

higherbrainpattern I am one with the Force and the Force is with me from Parts Unknown Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am one with the Force and the Force is with me
Sep 3rd 2015 at 8:24:33 PM

Well, since you started a thread for it already, I guess we can.

As I posted in the general thread a couple of days ago, Tatiana Maslany, Gina Rodriguez, and Olivia Cooke are shortlisted for a prominent role in Episode 8.

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JackOLantern1337 Shameful Display from The Most Miserable Province in the Russian Empir Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
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Jan 4th 2016 at 7:14:42 PM

[up]wild mass guess One, or all of them will play a Knight of Ren.

edited 4th Jan '16 7:14:50 PM by JackOLantern1337

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Kostya from Everywhere Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Jan 4th 2016 at 7:21:34 PM

I wonder what their roles will be. One will probably be a Knight of Ren and I can see another being part of the Resistance. No clue about what the third would do.

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Jan 4th 2016 at 7:24:32 PM

I'd like to see more Knights of Ren as well, maybe so that we get a good indication that they're actually dangerous.

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Karxrida Richie Lich from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Richie Lich
Jan 4th 2016 at 7:25:34 PM

They killed a bunch of Jedi.

They were in training, but still.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
higherbrainpattern I am one with the Force and the Force is with me from Parts Unknown Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am one with the Force and the Force is with me
Jan 4th 2016 at 7:33:42 PM

Hell, maybe they were Jedi.

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Kostya from Everywhere Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Jan 4th 2016 at 7:35:03 PM

I'm thinking they were Kylo Ren's friend group in the new Order and he convinced them to rebel with him.

edited 4th Jan '16 7:35:20 PM by Kostya

GethKnight from St.Charles, Missouri Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Jan 4th 2016 at 7:41:51 PM

I'd like it if they weren't connected to Luke's Order. Maybe be connected to the Inquisitors or First Order Dark Side users.

Jan 4th 2016 at 8:19:36 PM

I was kind of hoping they were separate from the Jedi/Sith dichotomy. They seemed a lot like Sith to me.

Kostya from Everywhere Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Jan 4th 2016 at 8:23:44 PM

They're dark side users but I think it's pretty clear that they aren't Sith.

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Jan 4th 2016 at 8:24:23 PM

The Visual Dictionary explicitly says they're not Sith.

The pig of Hufflepuff pulsed like a large bullfrog. Dumbledore smiled at it, and placed his hand on its head: "You are Hagrid now."
Karxrida Richie Lich from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Richie Lich
Jan 4th 2016 at 8:26:35 PM

Sith follow a specific philosophy or something. The Knights are probably just Dark Jedi (or Ren and some acolytes).

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
HamburgerTime My OTP is more obscure than yours from Obscure ship avatar for February Relationship Status: I know
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Jan 4th 2016 at 8:29:04 PM

[up] Sith = Extremist Randian Objectivism IN SPAAAAAAAACE, basically.

The pig of Hufflepuff pulsed like a large bullfrog. Dumbledore smiled at it, and placed his hand on its head: "You are Hagrid now."
Jan 4th 2016 at 9:07:36 PM

The Sith, as far as the original EU was concerned, was a very specific form of Dark Side users that involved both galactic tyranny and rituals that contorted the natural force. Not to mention as far as their martial skills and brutality they were easily the most dangerous enemies to the Jedi. Most Dark Jedi were isolated individuals with the comparable skill level of a well-trained Padawan.

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Destroyer of Worlds
Jan 4th 2016 at 11:53:03 PM

The Sith are extinct.

Kylo Ren is a Dark Jedi.

"You can't change the world without getting your hands dirty."
Jan 5th 2016 at 1:57:29 AM "The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
higherbrainpattern I am one with the Force and the Force is with me from Parts Unknown Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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Jan 5th 2016 at 6:12:16 AM

#DelToroForThrawn

edited 5th Jan '16 6:12:35 AM by higherbrainpattern

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Journeyman Overlording the Underworld from On a throne in a vault overlooking the Wasteland
Overlording the Underworld
Jan 6th 2016 at 7:54:16 PM

Seconding that, actually. That would be a good character for him considering his style in the other films.

Jan 6th 2016 at 8:18:39 PM

I'm not really interested in seeing Thrawn. I don't mind if they name-drop him or something, but I don't want him as a main character.

GethKnight from St.Charles, Missouri Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Jan 6th 2016 at 10:14:34 PM

I can't see Del Toro as Thrawn. His head just doesn't feel right.

Jan 6th 2016 at 10:49:39 PM

Even if he doesn't play the Thrawn, him playing a Thrawn in the same way Ben composites Jacen (if that makes any sense) would be interesting.

I don't know too much about the character (I know a lot about his personality and skills from this site, but not much of what he actually accomplished), but what I do know of him sounds like it would make an excellent character in this point in the series. Especially since the First Order isn't technically affiliated with the Empire, having a brilliant Thrawn-esque leader rise from the Empire's ashes with designs on bringing it back to glory, but pragmatic enough to work with the Resistance to take out Snoke as a threat to his ambitions... I like it.

edited 6th Jan '16 10:50:35 PM by KnownUnknown

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
MadSkillz Destroyer of Worlds Relationship Status: I only want you gone
Destroyer of Worlds
Jan 7th 2016 at 12:26:50 AM

Thrawn can figure out what battle strategies someone is going to use by looking at their planet's art.

"You can't change the world without getting your hands dirty."
Karxrida Richie Lich from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Richie Lich
Jan 7th 2016 at 12:40:35 AM

I always thought that was incredibly dumb because there are way too many variables involved.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
Journeyman Overlording the Underworld from On a throne in a vault overlooking the Wasteland
Overlording the Underworld
Jan 7th 2016 at 6:30:14 AM

They're redoing canon. THAT part they can erase, and I'm pretty sure it won't change the character himself in any meaningful way. He can still be a cultured badass without being the total Mary Sue who managed to just HUNCH his way into the final battle of his trilogy.


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