For all the flaws in ‘The Force Awakens’ – which were, let’s face it, massively outweighed by its enormous sense of fun, adventure and old-school derring-do – we at Time Out are already getting primed for Episode VIII, to be directed by Rian Johnson (whose body of work we’re more fond of than JJ’s, overall). So what should we expect? It’s actually rather hard to say, without knowing exactly what the bad guys want (see point 2), and what the galactic situation is (see point 4).
But we can hazard a few guesses nonetheless. Rey will train with Luke, as Chewie sits on his hands like Artoo on Dagobah (though how awesome would it be if he joined in and we ended up with a Wookiee Jedi?). Finn will wake up and join with Poe and Leia to continue the fight against the First Order. The two teams will be kept apart by circumstance, and a lot will go horribly wrong (this’ll be the ‘dark’ one, after all). But by the end, Luke will have returned to the Resistance fold, and will promise his sister that he’ll bring Kylo back from the Dark Side, rather than kill him. Oh, and a whole bunch of stuff will blow up.