A batch of rumors for Star Wars: Episode VIII involving scenes with Luke Skywalker have hit the net.
These come from a Star Wars fan site out of Italy that claims someone-in-the-know has seen concept art and/or storyboards revealing the scenes.
Obviously it's not known how legit the info is, but the scenes sound pretty cool as they involve Luke Skywalker teaming with Rey against Kylo Ren and probably Benicio Del Toro's character, who is said to be a villain of the movie (probably saving Snoke for Episode IX √† la Return of the Jedi).
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In the scene¬†we have¬†Luke¬†and¬†Rey.¬†The two,¬†in the rain, they seem¬†committed to¬†training with¬†Lightsabers,¬†Luke¬†with the historic¬†green and¬†Rey¬†with that¬†blue,¬†belonged to¬†his new master¬†and¬†even before¬†Anakin¬†Skywalker.¬†The planet is¬†the sameon which¬†we find¬†Luke¬†in¬†"the awakening¬†of the force"¬†(as¬†revealed by¬†Pablo¬†Hidalgo, the planet¬†is called¬†Ahch-to).¬†The clothes¬†are very similar to those¬†of the conclusion¬†of the film.
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The scene¬†is called¬†'¬†epic¬†',¬†although¬†the realization¬†of designs¬†appeared¬†simpler than¬†its predecessor.¬†Turning to thedescription:¬†war scene.¬†It is sunset.¬†The planet¬†seems to be the same¬†on which¬†we find¬†Maz¬†Kanata¬†in¬†"awakening¬†of force"but¬†with¬†a Palace/Temple¬†much bigger.¬†(we can assume¬†that the Palace/temple¬†to¬†Yavin¬†4?¬†The similarity¬†between the planets¬†is there, the Palace/Temple more¬†just as large).¬†The war¬†is raging and¬†the resistance (or at least¬†an entity¬†comparableto it)¬†is¬†clearly¬†struggling,¬†on the verge of defeat.¬†Chewbacca¬†is at an angle¬†to¬†secure a¬†figure¬†wound,¬†while¬†seems to¬†launchof¬†shout.¬†Kylo¬†Ren is¬†on the battlefield¬†with the usual¬†three-blade¬†lightsaber¬†but¬†with¬†him we find¬†another character¬†armed with¬†a¬†lightsaber¬†red (another Knight¬†of¬†Ren?¬†Recall that¬†Benicio del Toro¬†has effectively¬†confirmed, repeatedly,¬†be involved in the film¬†and¬†some¬†rumor¬†would seem to indicate¬†a¬†villain).
Near the¬†figure of¬†Kylo¬†Ren¬†there is¬†a Post-It¬†says '¬†stronger than ever¬†'.¬†You see¬†an¬†incoming ship,¬†whose¬†door¬†is coming down,¬†harassed¬†by the fire¬†of the¬†Stormtrooper.¬†On the tailgate¬†there are¬†Luke Skywalker¬†and¬†Rey¬†who,¬†by using¬†force,¬†pushing¬†away¬†the soldiers of the first¬†order.¬†Dropped¬†on the battlefield¬†begins¬†comparing with¬†Kylo¬†Ren and¬†the second¬†obscure¬†figure.
In this sequence¬†Luke¬†seems to have¬†a¬†different look,¬†with¬†hair and beard¬†more¬†manicured and¬†similar to that¬†of the lastpicture¬†we see¬†Mark Hamill.¬†The clothes¬†seem to¬†recall¬†those of¬†Obi-Wan¬†in¬†episode¬†I¬†except¬†to have¬†the¬†sleeves¬†and¬†a¬†whiterobe.
Star Wars: Episode VIII has a newly announced release date of December 15, 2017 directed by Rian Johnson.