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Connor Harrison

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Never too early to discuss Star Wars Episode VIII - as the news and rumours are starting to feed thorough, so let's make this our place to chat all things 'EPVIII'.

First up today....

Benicio del Toro has been reportedly offered the role of the villain in 'Ep VIII'.

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http://www.dailymail...-VIII-2017.html

http://screenrant.co...nicio-del-toro/


What do you make on this....?

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I'm always a bit iffy when it comes to Abrams, but one thing I can say about the next installment is that I like that Rian Johnson is in the role for writer & director. I feel like you tend to get greater creativity and a better performance from films where the writer/director isn't too synced into Hollywood and its routines. That's why I liked Guardians of the Galaxy because James Gunn took a SciFi super hero film and gave it a take that was a perfect balance between original comedy and dramatic super hero action. 

 

So, yeah, I'm excited for VIII and I really believe it can fulfill the same status that Empire Strikes Back did for the original trilogy. And with Benicio del Toro as the bad guy? Well, that's going to be interesting... It could either be a very gritty plot (relatively speaking) or even expand into the bizarre.


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Reminds me of this guy

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Rumour today is there are 3 current female stars up for the lead in 'Episode VIII':

Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)
Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin)

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Interesting that they are scouting another female lead, I assume alongside Daisy Ridley?

https://movieweb.com...male-shortlist/

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Soon™



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Not soon™ enough for me. Yet I'm still forced to wait.



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I don't buy into the idea that we will be getting new leads.



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Unless a lead like Lando Calrissian was in Ep V and VI? Hopefully we are keeping the current cast and just adding a couple more maybe for variety.

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Selena Halcyon

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Lando I never viewed as a lead, but that could just be a perspective thing.



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Word from Benicio Del Toro: that 'Episode VIII' films March next year and he pretty much confirms a villain role:

http://www.ew.com/ar...rs-episode-viii

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Selena Halcyon

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That's cool I guess.  I'm expecting a secondary villain.



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Reports say 'Episode VIII' will begin shooting this month on Skellig Michael, Ireland:

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Looks beautiful, and a perfect place for a Jedi to hideaway. :)

http://www.slashfilm...ode-viii-shoot/

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I hope he replaces Captain Phasma.


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Benicio Del Toro? YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


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Vond Greifen  Out of curiostiy, why?



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Selena Halcyon not a big fan of the character thus far, and I don't think I will be.  She doesn't seem very interesting.


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Isn't it a bit... early for such an assessment given that literally all we have (for essentially every character) is their visual appearance?  Vond Greifen



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Selena Halcyon  nope, just my opinion on gut feeling.  Never been a fan of the whole gender-bending stronk female warrior trope.


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With poor weather delaying filming on 'Episode VIII' briefly, reports are now hot with the new of a classic character returning with a certain actor seen around set...



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