J.J. did it. Over 10 years after Revenge of the Sith concluded George Lucas’s divisive prequel trilogy, J.J. Abrams has given us what is being widely hailed as the best Star Wars installment since the films of the original trilogy. With a story and visual style that recall the franchise’s glory days, Star Wars: The Force Awakens manages to avoid many of the issues that plagued the reworked versions of the original trilogy and prequel trilogy, such as tedious dialogue, an overreliance on artificial-looking CGI characters, and controversial changes to the saga’s mythology (like the reworked cantina scene with Han and Greedo, or the introduction of quasi-scientific midi-chlorians).
Of course, just because Star Wars: The Force Awakens outshone the previous three Star Wars films doesn’t mean that it was completely flawless. Like any Star Wars film — good or bad — The Force Awakens left fundamental questions about many characters’ histories and motivations unanswered. Keeping that in mind, here are five things we would like to see explained or expanded on in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.