Star Wars star Daisy Ridley has said to expect The Last Jedi to be “more ominous” than the proceeding The Force Awakens.
The consensus prediction is that Episode VIII will indeed be darker than Episode VII, that is if you follow the New Hope/Empire Strikes Back logic.
The first trailer already indicated at some of this, with a sinister and foreboding tone permeating the footage.
And now in an interview with The Star Wars Show during Celebration Orlando, Ridley briefly commented on the subject herself, saying simply that things are “more ominous” than what was presented in The Force Awakens.
She didn’t elaborate beyond that, but again, it only makes sense. Narrative wise we know that the First Order will be looking to hit back after the destruction of Starkiller Base, and second films do tend to be darker in tone, setting up a triumphant return for the heroes in the third movie.
Fortunately, we are getting closer every day to finding out for ourselves just how desperate things will be a galaxy far, far away.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt), and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, and Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park).