10) A Proper Send Off For General Leia
The tragic passing of Carrie Fisher has led to Disney and Lucasfilm being faced with the prospect of having to find a way to write her iconic characters out of the franchise. It’s already been confirmed that CGI won’t be used to resurrect her, but it would be wrong to put off dealing with this until Star Wars: Episode IX or by killing her offscreen between the two movies.
Honestly, I’m not sure how they can handle the whole thing, but Disney definitely has some time to come up with a few solutions and give Leia the send off she deserves. Her story should be wrapped up here in a definitive fashion, and in a way which honours her legacy. No pressure, then.
The studio faces a big challenge with this, to be sure, but it’s essential that they find a respectful and memorable way to tackle the character’s arc in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
9) Firm Details On Luke Skywalker’s Disappearance
Star Wars: The Force Awakens made it clear that Luke Skywalker went into hiding when his nephew Ben turned to the Dark Side and wiped out his apprentices alongside the Knights of Ren. Now, The Last Jedi needs to shed further light on this and flashbacks would be the ideal way to handle things.
Those would be a first for the franchise though, and Disney may not want to head down that route. If that’s the case, then even just a lengthy explanation from Luke after he first meets Rey would suffice. In many ways, his decision to vanish and let darkness and The First Order spread across the Galaxy was extremely selfish and if nothing else, he should be made to answer for that.
The Knights of Ren are also extremely mysterious and whether or not they’re still around is irrelevant; we need to learn more about who they are and why they followed Kylo in the first place. With that in mind, a greater exploration of Kylo’s relationship with Luke and why he ultimately turned on his uncle would also be welcomed.