This time in eleven months, the world will be in Star Wars fever pitch for Episode VIII’s impending release. Yet, we know very little about the Rian Johnson led project. However speaking to USA Today, Johnson has been at his most candid so far with details on the new movie – rumoured to be called Force of Destiny – revealing that Rey is “having a lot of expectations in her head about how [meeting Luke] is going to go”.

He went on to say that he will be exploring the main cast in more depth, with what “makes [Finn, Rey and Poe] tick. I wanted to know more about each of them… figure out what’s the most difficult thing each of them could be challenged with now – let’s throw that at them and dig into what really makes them tick by seeing how they handle that.”

Much has been made about the movie living up to the darkness of Empire Strikes Back, however Johnson looks like he wants to buck that idea, wanting Episode VIII to be “a blast and to be funny and to be a ride the way The Force Awakens and the original Star Wars movies were.”

Episode VIII opens in cinemas December 15th, 2017

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