Rian Johnson recently wrapped principal photography on Star Wars Episode VIII, but we still know very little about the movie at this point. Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to even release a title for the sequel, and many of the new cast members' roles remain a mystery. Thanks to a recent report, we may at least know a bit more about one of the incoming characters in Star Wars: Episode VIII, and a bit about one of the scenes she will be featured in.
Be warned, there are potential spoilers ahead for Star Wars 8. A new report from International Business Times is claiming to know the identity of Kelly Marie Tran's mystery character in Episode VIII. According to the report, she will be playing an "information broker" named Aya, who will supposedly be dealing quite a bit with John Boyega's character Finn. Here is how the character of Aya is described, as well as the rumored scene she shares with Finn.
"The two characters meet in a bar, which is said to be "fancier" than the ones seen in the previous movies. Aya's costume in "Star Wars: Episode 8" is said to be a dark green (almost brown) jacket with matching pants, a low cut black top with purple pattern, belt and boots. While Finn and Aya are chatting at the bar, a group of Stormtroopers arrive. The First Order soldiers start firing at Finn, but Aya will help him escape by leading him out through the back door."
The report didn't give a specific source for this information, but they did say that it came from a source who is familiar with what happens in the movie. That doesn't exactly sound like the most reliable of sources, so it should probably be taken with a relative grain of salt. IBT also noted that their source explains Aya could be a code name that was being used during filming, so that may not be Tran's actual name in Star Wars Episode VIII.
This report would have a little less weight to it were it not for some set photos that surfaced a handful of months ago that also teased this exact scene. For those that may have forgot or may not have seen them, the photos reportedly show John Boyega's Finn stunt double with Kelly Marie Tran's new character riding on the back of what can only be described as a "space horse". We have no idea what this creature is called yet, but it looks really cool, and definitely seems to lineup with this scene. Also, some Imperial officers were spotted on set around the same time, which seems to gel with Finn and Aya getting busted and having to escape.
From what Rian Johnson said about Episode VIII at Star Wars Celebration, we know that the movie is going to focus heavily on the new characters that were introduced in The Force Awakens. Finn, Rey, Poe and Kylo Ren should all get plenty of screen time, but Rey and Finn probably won't be teamed up, being that Rey is off doing Jedi training with Luke Skywalker. That being the case, Finn is going to need someone else to pal around with on his adventures, whatever they may be, in Episode VIII. Could Aya be that character? Maybe. Star Wars Episode VIII is set for release on December 15, 2017.
Daisy daisy ! Give me your answer too ! You'll look sweet up on a seat of an Alien space horse made for two ! pic.twitter.com/8kDH5WmvHw— julian potter (@Tr00perman) March 13, 2016