The quote’s from a Kasdan interview that may have already been posted in one of the TFA threads, but Larry says Episode VIII is going to be “weird”:
Agreed. This actually makes me genuinely excited(er).
I also agree with Duracell; we got snubbed of a semi-Lynchian Star Wars film in the 80’s so I want something that’s at least vaguely similar. A Dune-ish vibe to an SW film could be really cool.
Of course I suspect Kasdan is just referencing a Force-moment similar to the Dagobah cave scene in ESB, but even that would be awesome. Now that lightsaber can give you visions, I’m hoping Johnson will take it somewhere further. I’m tired of the Force being treated as a pre-set roster of superpowers, I wan’t it to be weird, magical, and I want new abilities. It doesn’t need to Dark Empire weird (although I’d honestly watch that with great enthusiasm), but I want something mystical.