Predictably, Daisy Ridley was unable to say too much about Star Wars Episode VIII when MTV caught up with her on the Oscars red carpet, but she did at least shed some light on where things stand with Luke Skywalker when we see him next. In fact, it seems as if this will be the first Star Wars movie to pick up right where the previous instalment left off!

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“Me and Mark have been rehearsing a lot, and it’s really amazing. When we went back to Skellig to do the opening of [Episode] VIII, it was so crazy doing the same scene with a different crew of people. He’s amazing to rehearse with, and I’m very excited to be doing the rest of the stuff. It’s such a good story. Seriously. Luke is so cool in this one. Really.”

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The Jedi Knight having a “cool” role in Star Wars Episode VIII is good to hear, especially as he barely factored into The Force Awakens last year. Regardless, based on these comments, it sounds like Rey and Luke will be spending a fair bit of time together in this movie, something which makes sense seeing as her training looks set to begin in earnest…