The production of the next "Star Wars" movie is advancing rapidly, and even though the movie is yet to get an official title, it has been named "Space Bear" for the production phase.
Information regarding the working title was first revealed when Carrie Fisher tweeted a picture of a dog and a jacket with "Space Bear: Episode VIII" written on them.
Afterwards, Mark Hamill also tweeted a picture of him in a jacket with the working title written on it. Hamill hinted the movie would have an "exotic alien creature" who would terrorise people in the movie.
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) February 19, 2016
The synopsis of "Star Wars: Episode VIII" suggests Poe Dameron (portrayed by Oscar Isaac) will have a significantly bigger role in next instalment than in "The Force Awakens."
The synopsis of "Episode VIII," as stated by Movie Pilot, reads:
"Rey (Daisy Ridley) took her first steps into a larger world in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and will continue her epic journey with Finn (John Boyega), Poe, and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, 'Star Wars: Episode VIII.'"
Even though Rey is the protagonist of the latest Star Wars films, the synopsis suggests Finn, Poe and Luke will join her in leading roles. Recently, piquing the curiosity of the fans, the scripts of "Episode VIII" underwent rewrites, and it seems it was done to make more space for Poe.
Besides the characters returning from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and previous Star Wars movies, the new cast joining "Episode VIII" will include Benicio Del Toro, who is rumoured to play the new antagonist, Laura Dern of "Jurassic Park" fame and Kelly Marie Tran.
In other news, Daisy Ridley also talked about differences between JJ Abrams' "The Force Awakens" and Rian Johnson's "Episode VIII."
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Ridley said: "I think Rian actually wants to be a bit cheekier with the little tidbits of information that are going out, which is fun. Even obviously Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill putting out the pictures with their chairs. It's a little bit freer, than it was before."