Star Wars: Episode VIII may feature the greatest Star Wars battle yet, if new rumors are to be believed.
According to Making Star Wars, which has a reputation as a reliable source for Star Wars rumors, we’ll not only get to see more of Kylo Ren’s mysterious group called the Knights of Ren — who were only briefly shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ vision sequence — but they’ll be doing battle with Rey and Luke Skywalker!
Citing a source that has knowledge of the shoot currently happening at Malin Head, Ireland, Making Star Wars breaks down a scene that involves the Knights of Ren arriving on the planet where Rey finds Luke at the end of The Force Awakens, where they promptly do battle with the Jedi Master and his young protege(?). The breakdown is as follows:
Kylo Ren, who is said not to be wearing his helmet, duels Rey in a one-on-one battle in an attempt to exact revenge for his defeat on Starkiller base. The two fight alongside a cliff face until Rey is “taken of out the battle,” although it’s not known whether this is because she is injured or if she goes over the side of the cliff. However, it’s pretty safe to assume that she’ll be fine.
Meanwhile, Luke takes on upwards of seven Knights of Ren at the same time, which will give him a chance to show off the new Force powers he’s acquired in the intervening years following the events of Return of the Jedi. Apparently, he makes quick work of Kylo’s squad before turning his attention on his former apprentice himself, which prompts Kylo to flee. This is where the source’s breakdown ends.
This definitely sounds like it could be a legitimate action scene in Episode VIII, but right now, it’s all still speculative. At any rate, even if this isn’t how things actually play out in the final cut of the film, it’s fair to say that a similar battle scene will occur at some point in the film.
Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters Dec. 15, 2017.
(via: Screen Rant)