Why Star Wars: Episode VIII Script is Being Rewritten

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The hype for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally starting to die down, but the Star Wars rumors haven't calmed down. Fans are excited to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this December, and of course, 2017's Episode VIII is worth talking about. While production for the sequel is about to begin soon, it seems that thigns may be slightly delayed as the script may be getting one final revision before it's ready to film.

The rewrite's purpose is reportedly to reduce two new character roles to be a smaller part of

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Star Wars: Episode VIII

. It seems that the decision was made to highlight the main characters introduced in

The Force Awakens

– Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). It seems that introducing new leads would distract the focus to develop the characters we just met.

Here's what the reporter from The Wrap told

Meet the Movie Press

podcast:

I said before there were two young female roles, now I actually heard that the rewrite will make these roles smaller. They want to get to know better the characters they already have. So the new rewrite is shrinking the new roles in order to spend more time with Rey, Poe and so on.
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We still don't know what those roles were, but we heard that Bel Powley was up for a new role in

Star Wars

. We still don't know how these characters will fit to the new trilogy's story, but it seems that they won't be as important.

So would you like to see new lead characters introduced in

Episode VIII

or would you rather see more of Rey, Finn, and Poe?

Star Wars: Episode VIII

will be released in theaters on May 26, 2017.