Star Wars: The Force Awakens came, conquered the box office (and our hearts), then left us with a plethora of unanswered questions. Yeah, we have a good idea of the resistance’s rise against the Empire and subsequent struggles against the First Order, but what about the specific plot points that left us with question marks over our heads (like an outclassed guard in Metal Gear Solid)?
Of course, The Force Awakens was the first movie in an upcoming trilogy. And with that knowledge, we know that the backgrounds of Poe, Finn and Rey will likely have a healthy amount of exposition heaped upon them as the dark night of the soul makes its presence felt in act 2.
So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do the heavy lifting and have gone through Episode 7 with a fine nexus tooth comb. In the above video, we’ve gathered our top five burning questions that simply need to be answered in Rian Johnson’s 2018 film.
Just where (or who) did Rey get that midi-chlorian count from? How did Luke’s lightsaber end up in a box in a small cantina full of cameos from your favorite stars? Why is Finn suddenly defecting after living a perfectly fine life as a Storm Trooper/janitor hybrid?
These are only some of the burning questions that we need Episode 8 to answer.