Eight Possibilities for Episode VIII at Star Wars Celebration

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 27: Damon Wise (R) from the BFI talks to director Rian Johnson, who introduces the film ‘Under The Skin’ that inspired him, as part of the BFI Screen Epiphanies in partership with American Express at The BFI Southbank on July 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Okay, okay, so maybe this is the most boring of the options…but hear me out before you pass judgement. What if Rian Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy were on stage for the Star Wars: Episode VIII panel at the Star Wars Celebration, and they brought the cast out on stage for a Q&A from the audience?

I’m talking:

  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
  • Daisy Ridley as Rey
  • Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
  • Carrie Fisher as Leia
  • John Boyega as Finn
  • Oscar Issac as Poe Dameron
  • Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata
  • Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
  • Benicio del Toro
  • Laura Dern
  • Kelly Marie Tran
  • Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke
  • Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma
  • Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca

Wouldn’t that be great? Obviously the cast would be pretty tight-lipped, but it would be fun to see them all together on one stage, interacting and answering questions from the fans. And, who knows, Rian Johnson is not J.J. Abrams, he might let them give a couple of secrets away, like…

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