Rumor of the Day: Epic battle scene from Star Wars: Episode VIII described

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May 19, 2016

WARNING: Spoilers for Star Wars: Episode VIII below

The good folks at Making Star Wars usually have a pretty good track record concerning scoops and spoilers (they most certainly did for The Force Awakens), and they’re back at it again with a scene description featuring an epic battle scene in director Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII. Before we dig in, keep in mind that this is strictly in the area of rumor. 

The site claims to have seen set photos on the water at Malin Head (in Ireland) where they glimpsed seven men clad in black believed to be the Knights of Ren. According to them, there are “black helmeted medieval-looking figures” that go after Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) on the coast of Ahch-To. If you guys will recall, Ahch-To is the planet where Rey found Luke at the end of The Force Awakens.

According to their sources, Rey could be angry with Luke because she has to kill Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), but she doesn’t want to do the deed. The following scene describes a mind-blowing battle between Rey, Kylo, Luke and the Knights of Ren:

Luke Skywalker and Rey are on Ahch-To just before nightfall as the sun sets in the background and it starts to rain. Rey’s hair is pulled back. She doesn’t have the vest from VII on. Luke and Rey are wearing the costumes we described before. Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren turn up along the coast.

Kylo Ren continues advancing towards the heroes with the Knights of Ren. Kylo does not wear the mask here. Kylo has the same cross guard saber as he did in VII. Kylo’s costume looked the same as in VII. Rey and Kylo Ren duel one-on-one and end up fighting along the cliff face overlooking the nighttime water. Kylo wants his revenge after Rey disgraced him. The Knights of Ren go for Luke Skywalker while Rey is left for Kylo.

Luke Skywalker engages the Knights on the beach while Kylo attempts to kill Rey. The first black knight has an axe and moves towards the Luke but is Force pushed away to his death after being thrown through the air. After Luke dispatches the first Knight he ignites his green lightsaber. Luke moves through each Knight one-by-one.

Rey and Kylo’s battle moves up to the side of a cliff. Suddenly Rey is nowhere to be seen. She’s taken out of the battle; she’s either wounded or appears to go over the side of the cliff. Luke Skywalker casually walks towards Kylo to finish him but Kylo retreats when he sees his crew defeated. Luke Skywalker is a badass Jedi and he’ll destroy your squad.

The site points out that Luke fights the Knights of Ren by using a mixture of the Force and his lightsaber from Return of the Jedi (because, green), and that white flashing effects were also used during the battle.

Just ... how awesome does that showdown sound?  It does sound like Luke Skywalker is still a BAMF Jedi Knight after all these years. Sweet. What do you think?

Star Wars: Episode VIII will arrive from a galaxy far, far away on Dec. 15, 2017.


(via Making Star Wars)

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