When Lucasfilm made the filming announcement of Star Wars Episode VIII with a video of Luke and Rey on Ahch-to, some fans wondered if that meant the movie will pick up right where The Force Awakens ended. It’s never happened that way before with a Star Wars movie, but it sounds like it may.
At the Oscars last night, Daisy Ridley confirmed to MTV how Episode VIII opens:
“Me and Mark have been rehearsing a lot, and it’s really amazing,” Ridley told MTV News on the Oscars red carpet Sunday (February 28). “When we went back to Skellig to do the opening of [Episode] VIII, it was so crazy doing the same scene with a different crew of people. He’s amazing to rehearse with, and I’m very excited to be doing the rest of the stuff.”
“It’s such a good story,” Ridley added. “Seriously. Luke is so cool in this one. Really.”
So not only will we pick up VIII right where VII ended, Luke sounds like he has a much bigger role this time. This should make some of the fans who were mad at his limited screen time in VII happy…