USA Today has a new article about all the upcoming big movies for 2017, and in their spot for Episode VIII, we get to read some new comments from Director Rian Johnson about Luke & Rey’s relationship in the film, and how important it is too the film.
You can check out what Rian Johnson had to say about Luke and Rey from USA Today below:
“I don’t want to skip ahead two years,” Johnson says. “I want to see the very next moment of what happens.” How Rey and Luke relate to each other is the key relationship in Episode VIII, and Johnson says “a large part of the movie” will be spent addressing why Luke’s there and what he’ll do next. Like Luke, Rey has been pulled into a bigger world by connecting with the Force, “but part of what’s she’s dealing with is the realization that she has this power and this gift,” Johnson adds. “She’s taking her first step to coming to terms with this thing inside her that she never knew was there and is just starting to reveal its potential.”
That’s pretty much exactly what I was hoping to hear about Episode VIII. We all can’t wait to see Luke in a larger role in this new trilogy, and while it was pretty much safe to assume that Luke and Rey would be a large focus of Episode VIII, it’s always nice to hear it confirmed from the Director himself.