Possible Last Jedi plot details echo The Empire Strikes Back

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Feb 15, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out in 10 months, but we're still pretty in the dark about what to expect from the film because, let's face it, Disney could put out a trailer that just says "It's a new Star Wars movie" in big yellow letters and we'd all throw down our money for tickets. We know the film picks up pretty much immediately after The Force Awakens, and we know who's starring in it, but that's more or less it.

Now, some unconfirmed details are finally making their way out ...

Possible SPOILERS ahead for The Last Jedi.

So, we know John Boyega is returning for the film as the First Order stormtrooper turned Resistance fighter Finn, but since he was unconscious in sick bay the last time we saw him, the trajectory for his character this time around still isn't clear. The fine folks at Making Star Wars may have just cued us in, though. According to their new report, Finn will again use his knowledge of the First Order to the Resistance's advantage, going undercover as a First Order officer.

Why the subterfuge? Apparently because Finn could team with Kelly Marie Tran's new character to plant explosives on ... a First Order Super Star Destroyer.

"The First Order Super Star Destroyer is huge, yes, but is just a triangle-shaped wedge," Making Star Wars notes. "The classic Super Star Destroyer was a wedge with a city built on it in no uncertain terms. This is just a gigantic huge wedge, solid, and dark. I speculate this is the main command ship of the First Order in The Last Jedi."

The report also speculates that this ship will be orbiting a red planet very much like Mars, but with some snowfall. An earlier Making Star Wars report notes that this planet could be where General Hux and Kylo Ren escaped to at the end of The Force Awakens and is therefore the home base of Supreme Leader Snoke.

Again, this is all unconfirmed, but if true it could be evidence of more making the old new again for Star Wars. The Empire had the Death Star and then action migrated to Vader's flagship for The Empire Strikes Back. Now, the First Order could be making a similar move after losing Starkiller Base.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives Dec. 15.