Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson recently talked with USA Today about his highly anticipated upcoming film. In the process, he confirmed that the film will pick up immediately after where The Force Awakens left off and revealed that the film will mostly focus on Luke Skywalker, which is what fans are really excited about seeing!
Johnson explained, “I don’t want to skip ahead two years, I want to see the very next moment of what happens.” He then goes on to say that Luke Skywalker will play “a large part of the movie.” It will be spent addressing "why Luke’s there and what he’ll do next."
Rey's journey in the story will be spent dealing with "the realization that she has this power and this gift” of The Force. He continued, “She’s taking her first step to coming to terms with this thing inside her that she never knew was there and is just starting to reveal its potential.”
We've been hearing a lot of rumors regarding the film that you can catch up on here, but a lot of that still has not been confirmed. I'm just excited that we'll finally learn Luke Skywalker's story and what he's been up to the past 30 years.