Rumor: Details on intense lightsaber battle in Star Wars: Episode VIII

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Possible spoilers ahead. If you don’t want to ruin your Star Wars: Episode VIII experience, look away now.

If you don’t care about possible spoilers, then continue.

Last warning.

At the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey was able to knock down a weakened Kylo Ren. She later finds Luke Skywalker and holds out his lightsaber. One would assume that we would see an epic battle involving Rey, Luke and Kylo in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Now Making Star Wars has details on a fight scene involving the three in the upcoming movie, and the site has been pretty accurate with many of its Star Wars: The Force Awakens reports. According to the site, it was able to see photos of seven men in black, most likely the Knights of Ren, and their sources have the following description of the battle scene:

  • Luke Skywalker and Rey are on Ahch-To just before nightfall as the sun sets in the background and it starts to rain.
  • Rey’s hair is pulled back. She doesn’t have the vest from VII on.
  • Luke and Rey are wearing the costumes we described before.
  • Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren turn up along the coast.
  • Kylo Ren continues advancing towards the heroes with the Knights of Ren.
  • Kylo does not wear the mask here.
  • Kylo has the same cross guard saber as he did in VII.
  • Kylo’s costume looked the same as in VII.
  • Rey and Kylo Ren duel one-on-one and end up fighting along the cliff face overlooking the nighttime water.
  • Kylo wants his revenge after Rey disgraced him.
  • The Knights of Ren go for Luke Skywalker while Rey is left for Kylo.
  • Luke Skywalker engages the Knights on the beach while Kylo attempts to kill Rey.
  • The first black knight has an axe and moves towards the Luke but is Force pushed away to his death after being thrown through the air.
  • After Luke dispatches the first Knight he ignites his green lightsaber.
  • Luke moves through each Knight one-by-one.
  • Rey and Kylo’s battle moves up to the side of a cliff.
  • Suddenly Rey is nowhere to be seen. She’s taken out of the battle; she’s either wounded or appears to go over the side of the cliff.
  • Luke Skywalker casually walks towards Kylo to finish him but Kylo retreats when he sees his crew defeated.
  • Luke Skywalker is a badass Jedi and he’ll destroy your squad.

The fight is sounding intense and dramatic. As for Ahch_To, it’s the planet Luke was hiding at the end of The Force Awakens. Judging from the description, it sounds like Rey will be there for some time, probably training and learning about the Jedi.

Of course, this is still a rumor, so keep your expectations in check.

Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.

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