nerd radio

Get ready for the new daily show

Aaaaaand… here come the Star Wars Episode VIII rumours. Yes, already

June 2nd, 2015 by Marc Comments

movie-news-banner-copystar wars episode 8 logo

Right, so we haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet… and the rumours have already started for Episode VIII. 

Ready? Ok, let’s do it…



The Star Wars sequel – not to be confused with the standalone movies – is due to arrive on  May 26, 2017 but the rumour mill just kicked off.

Firstly – and we have reported this a while ago already (here) – it looks like Lando Calrissian will be back! Oh, yes, the universe’s second coolest scoundrel will return in Episode VIII. This makes sense becasue it means that, like the first time we met him, he won’t appear until the second chapter in the trilogy. Which is all sorts of cool.

The next (new) rumour, is that the villain of the second movie in the new trilogy will be… a female.

Yes, it seems that “licensees are being told to expect a female Sith character in Episode VIII. Who this character is is completely unknown and likely a new character to be revealed in the second film in the trilogy. There were rumors at one point that Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma would be Force sensitive, though it seems that plot point has been dropped. If I were betting man, I would wager that this is a new character.”

We can easily see these both being true… we heard from several sources that Lando will be back and with Star Wars having a history of strong females, we reckon it’s not a stretch to see this happening.

What do you all think?

Source: StarWarsUnderworld

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….