A lot of what we think we know about Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and the rest of the upcoming trilogy, has been mostly based on hearsay and speculation. The reality is that we don’t really know all that much about what’s to come in the Star Wars films. We don’t know who some of the characters will be, and we don’t really know what some of their backstories are. I have absolutely no clue what the deal is with “The Knights of Ren” and Kylo Ren, but I have my theories and I’ll continue to have them until the movie proves them wrong.
However, we here at GeekNation have gotten our hands on a new scoop regarding one of the new characters of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, that can lead to some very interesting questions regarding what we think we know about The Force Awakens or some of the characters in it, at least.
According to one of our inside sources, we have heard that Disney and Lucasfilm are currently in the midst of looking for a strong, young female character to be featured heavily in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Our sources say that Rian Johnson himself has been heavily involved in the process as well. So this should be some exciting news for all you female SW fans out there because a new, strong female character will be introduced into the new trilogy in Episode VIII. We know that for sure.
Here’s where things get a little more interesting though. According to our anonymous source, the role isn’t for just a completely new female character in the series, but the character is allegedly Han Solo’s daughter in the film. Now, I know what you’re going to say. That doesn’t make any sense because Daisy Ridley’s Rey is Han Solo’s daughter right? That’s why they’re keeping her last name secret after all, and I mean, we saw her piloting the Millennium Falcon at one point! There’s no way she’s not Han’s daughter right?
But do we actually know for sure that Ridley’s character is the Solo daughter? It’s entirely possible, and we here at the GeekNation offices were even a little confused when we heard this scoop for the first time. However, wouldn’t it be really interesting if Han Solo’s daughter isn’t even introduced until Episode VIII? What if The Force Awakens does end up mostly focusing on introducing us to some completely new characters, and maybe some of them have ties to characters from the past, but not nearly as many as most of the fan speculation has pointed at.
Judging by some insider details that we have about the role, it seems like the new, female character will have strong ties to the Solo family, and all signs seem to be pointing towards her being Han’s daughter. No frontrunner has been revealed yet for the role, and it’s likely that Disney and Lucasfilm will want to keep it a secret until after the release of The Force Awakens. But all in all, it’s looking more and more like the Star Wars universe is in store for an even stronger female presence in its future.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to be released on May 26th, 2017!
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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