Star Wars: Episode VIII is in the middle of filming right now, despite having over 18 months before it’s released in theatres. Rumours are bound to leak off set while they’re producing such a huge film. Making Star Wars has reported a possible fight sequence in the new film. These could end up being spoilers, so continue on at your own risk.
Making Star Wars had a strong record on The Force Awakens. With that in mind, there’s a good chance the scene described below will end up in Episode VIII. We hope it does, as it sounds absolutely amazing:
Luke Skywalker and Rey are on Ahch-To just before nightfall as the sun sets in the background and it starts to rain. Kylo Ren and The Knights of Ren turn up along the coast. Kylo Ren continues advancing towards the heroes with the Knights of Ren. Kylo does not wear the mask here. Kylo has the same cross guard saber as he did in VII. Rey and Kylo Ren duel one-on-one and end up fighting alongside the cliff face over looking the nighttime water. Kylo wants his revenge after Rey disgraced him. The Knights of Ren go for Luke Skywalker while Rey is left for Kylo.
Luke Skywalker engages the knights on the beach while Kylo attempts to kill Rey. The first black knight has an axe and moves towards the Luke but is Force pushed away to his death after being thrown through the air. After Luke dispatches the first knight he ignites his green lightsaber. Luke moves through each knight one by one. Rey and Kylo’s battle moves up to the side of a cliff. Suddenly Rey is nowhere to be seen. She’s taken out of the battle, either wounded or appears to go over the side of the cliff. Luke Skywalker casually walks towards Kylo to finish him but Kylo retreats when he sees Skywalker and his crew defeated.
We’d certainly want to see this battle happen on screen. It sounds like Episode VIII will delve further in to the Knights of Ren. On top of that, we get the Luke Skywalker we spent an entire film waiting for.
Star Wars: Episode VIII opens on December 15, 2017.
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