After the jump, spoilerphobes!
Looks like we’re going to be seeing some Maz Kanata up in Episode VIII, if a teased image from Rian Johnson is any indication. Which, I believe it to be.
Is this image really anything? No. But is it something that will attempt to satiate my lust for Episode VIII news even a little? Maybe.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw is joining Episode VIII. It was rumored, and now Collider has confirmed it.
I am not familiar with Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s work. Though I’ve seen her in Jupiter Ascending, apparently. All I remember of that flick is Channing Tatum using Space Rollerblades and kicking his feet across shitty superimposed skylines. But hey. Gugu Mbatha-Raw. She’s in the mix for a significant Episode VIII role.
Looks like we’ve got our Episode VIII villain, in the form of rumored-and-now-confirmed actor Benicio del Toro. Stoked.
Haven’t we already danced the dance of temptation regarding Tatiana Maslany and Star Wars? If I recall correctly, she was up for a role in Rogue One. And now she’s back. In conversations for a significant role in Episode VIII. Getting me excited, again.