Our first look at what’s in store in Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” may not come with a trailer, but rather with a new book set to hit stores next week.
Claudia Grey’s official canon novel “Star Wars: Bloodline”, released in book stores on May 3rd, is set prior to the events of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and will reveal what caused Leia to break from the Republic and help create the Resistance.
It will touch upon the origins of the First Order, and suggests one element in which “the galaxy finds out a scandalous secret” – could the truth about Leia’s parentage be the thing that causes her to split from the Alliance?
More importantly a press release confirms that some of the story ideas and elements came straight from Rian Johnson himself. What those ideas and elements might actually be however are uncertain at this point.
“Star Wars: Episode VIII” is currently in production ahead of a December 15th 2017 release.
Source: Heat Vision