Ever since newcomer Kelly Marie Tran was announced as part of the starring cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII, there has been rampant fan speculation -- with very little information to go on -- about who or what she is playing. While official details are still tightly under wraps, a recent report from a Star Wars fan site provided a scant nugget of info about her role in a galaxy far, far away.
The rumors, posted on MakingStarWars.net, mainly focus on the new characters played by Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern, but notes that Tran will be dressed "very simply" and her role is closely associated with Finn (John Boyega). The site also notes that the character's situation is "really cool." Like I said, scant.
In the near future we will have details to share on a jumpsuited Kelly Marie Tran and her role in the film and how she ends up tangled up with Finn in their shared story. Her look is almost the opposite of Dern’s character. She’s just very normal looking but her situation is supposedly really cool. We'll have more on Finn and Kelly Marie Tran in the near future we can share.
Yes, tell me more about that jumpsuit.
Okay, so this is not much to go on at all -- the movie is still another whole year out from release. But you know all us fangirls and fanboys will still be gobbling up every little crumb of a rumor about Episode VIII we can scavenge until that first teaser trailer drops. Can't wait to see Ms. Tran and her really cool situation.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled to hit theaters on December 15, 2017.