Talking with Collider news on his current press tour, it was only natural that any conversation with the immensely talented Adam Driver would turn to Star Wars at one point or another. Asked about the script for Star Wars Episode 8, Driver responded
It’s similar to how The Empire Strikes Back has a different tone. For that people always go “oooh, it’s dark” but I don’t know that it necessarily is. It’s just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary but also very clear. He trusts [that] his audience is ready for nuance and ambiguity. He’s not dumbing anything down for someone and that’s really fun to play.
Taking up the helm from J.J Abrams, Rian Johnson will be writing and directing the feature film which comes out December 2017. Rian Johnson is primarily known for his work on Breaking Bad and his film Looper.
The currently unnamed Episode 8 will leave off after the death of Han Solo and Rey finding Skywalker, the path for the characters are currently unknown.
Episode 8 will also premiere after Rogue One which is coming this Christmas so we may have some answers coming our way…