‘Star Wars Episode 8’ plot news, rumors: Leia to have showdown with Supreme Leader Snoke?

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A promotional image for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." (Facebook/StarWarsPH)

As the countdown to its release date continues, rumors about “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” keep on springing up online. The most recent one involves one of the franchise’s most iconic characters.

According to a Reddit post, General Leia Organa (played by the late Carrie Fisher) might possibly have a showdown with Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). The rumor, which Nerdist picked up, said the two will face-off at the beginning of Episode VIII. The encounter will reportedly take place on the Star Destroyer where Leia will be taken after she is captured in a raid by Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie).

Leia is then presented to Snoke. Then, the two could possibly exchange barbs. This may lead to Leia making the latter angry by mentioning that Luke (Mark Hamill) will return. Leia will then be incarcerated in a cell while Snoke summons Hux via a hologram. He then tells him to inform Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) that they are holding his mother captive.

Meanwhile, a report from MovieWeb released some fresh details about “falthiers” — creatures which look like space horses. The report said that these creatures will be introduced on the casino planet Canto Blight. It is also said that they will receive a lot of exposure in some high-speed space chase. Incidentally, Canto Blight is a planet known for its casino, where the falthiers are fixtures being used for race betting.

In addition, one of the falthiers will be taken by Finn (Jon Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) during a chase to elude their enemies.

Aside from Leia’s showdown and the introduction of the falthiers, fans can also expect new creatures and planets in Episode VIII. One of them are the Porgs, which live in Ach-To. Based on renditions of the small creatures, they somewhat resemble penguins, to some extent.

As for the new planets, one may possibly be called Crait. The planet reportedly filled with volcanic rocks with lava seeping out. Furthermore, it is also full of salt flats and valleys.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will premiere on Dec. 15.