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Well, apparently, Benicio Del Toro might play a villain role in Episode 8. Also:
“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.
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.
One, or all of them will play a Knight of Ren.
edited 4th Jan '16 7:14:50 PM by JackOLantern1337
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.
I'd like to see more Knights of Ren as well, maybe so that we get a good indication that they're actually dangerous.
They killed a bunch of Jedi.
They were in training, but still.
Hell, maybe they were Jedi.
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
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.
I was kind of hoping they were separate from the Jedi/Sith dichotomy. They seemed a lot like Sith to me.
They're dark side users but I think it's pretty clear that they aren't Sith.
The Visual Dictionary explicitly says they're not Sith.
Sith follow a specific philosophy or something. The Knights are probably just Dark Jedi (or Ren and some acolytes).
Sith = Extremist Randian Objectivism IN SPAAAAAAAACE, basically.
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.
The Sith are extinct.
Kylo Ren is a Dark Jedi.
Specifically, he's a Knight of Ren.
'General Organa, I'd like to introduce you to Taneleer Tivan. He says he's a collector from a far away galaxy, and he's offering to supply us a way to take down the First Order if we get him something called an Infinity Stone."
edited 5th Jan '16 6:12:35 AM by higherbrainpattern
Seconding that, actually. That would be a good character for him considering his style in the other films.
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.
I can't see Del Toro as Thrawn. His head just doesn't feel right.
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
Thrawn can figure out what battle strategies someone is going to use by looking at their planet's art.
I always thought that was incredibly dumb because there are way too many variables involved.
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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