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– by Mark Cook

Fans everywhere are excited about the, less than 72 hours away, release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  We have reported every juicy detail we can find, and today a seemingly innocent comment from Daisy Ridley (Rey) has us pondering the story of Star Wars Episode VIII.

Speaking with Empire Online, Daisy confessed to watching some footage of Star Wars Episode VIII, was asked to talk about the movie.

“I went to go see Rian in the edit, and that was very…[yelps] Rian sounds very happy. It’s very, very exciting. Rian doesn’t love showing stuff. I’ve seen bits and bobs, but he likes it to be done. So, I think probably the first time I see it will be when it’s fully done. I don’t think anyone will see an early cut outside of the main editing team…”

What, we can’t have an inside source to give us early info?  We shall see.  In all honesty, I may just wait for the big screen, but it is almost impossible not to want to know more about the film after the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Daisy was also asked if she could give just one line of dialogue from episode VIII, and while she danced around promoting Rogue One, she said:

“I can give you one word. ‘I’”

I.  This may not seem important, but it could mean that the movie is all about her training to be the Jedi she is meant to be. Okay, let’s be real, this is nothing.  

“’I’ sums up so many things. It’s powerful. It’s life. I’ve actually given you a big spoiler!”

Well played, Daisy Ridley. Well, that’s not going to stop us from getting excited over what to see next. While we will likely not see Luke sitting in a backpack on her shoulder as she runs an obstacle course, its a safe bet that she will be in training for at least a portion of the movie.

The Rian Johnson-directed Episode VIII is also potentially set to break ground in a whole new way, as was reported some time ago, as the film would be the first one to pick up right where the last one left off. This means we could be getting more of a land-based drama, focusing more on Rey, and less on The First Order.  This could actually be a refreshing change from the norm, and hopefully it will work out much better than the prequel’s attempts.

Would you rather see a space themed Star Wars, or would it be cooler to focus on Rey and Luke?  Let us know your thoughts below.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters this Thursday evening!

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SOURCES: Empire Online, Cinema Blend