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SonsOfGarmadons

The eighth season of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, subtitled Sons of Garmadon, is an upcoming season. It is preceded by Season 7 and will be succeeded by Season 9. It will be released in 2018. The first 7 minutes of the first episode premiered on July 23, 2017, at the San Diego Comic-Con as part of the preview. To familiarize new fans brought in by The LEGO Ninjago Movie, the design of the Ninjas' suits are based off their movie designs. The season also recasts Sam Vincent as the voice of Lloyd, supplanting Jillian Michaels, who voiced the character in every previous episode.

Plot

The Ninja, now being led by Lloyd Garmadon, must prevent a group known as The Sons of Garmadon from successfully rebirthing Lord Garmadon at the Temple of Resurrection.

Cast

Designs

According to a video posted by Brent Miller, the Ninjas' looks will change as follows:

  • Kai's hair will be "more wild" and high, presumably like his movie counterpart.
  • Jay will have freckles and will look different in other, currently unknown ways. The Hageman Brothers said he always had freckles, but he never knew they were there.
  • Cole's new looks were not discussed.
  • Something exciting will be happening to Zane, but the Hageman Brothers stated they didn't want to reveal it yet.
  • Lloyd, as seen in the clip, looks very similar to his movie counterpart.
  • Nya's hair will be wilder and she will have a mole on her cheek. According to Tommy Andreasen, Jay refers to it as "a mark of eternal beauty."

Notes

  • Despite Lloyd having a new voice actor, and the Ninja all gaining new suits based on their movie counterparts, all the other Ninja keep their previous voice actors. The Ninja were redesigned to be closer to their movie counterparts in order to make the link between the show and the movie easier for new fans. The eighth season remains canonical to the previous seasons, despite design changes to all of the Ninja; the series is not connected to the movie itself.
  • Dan and Kevin Hageman will return to write this season. Previously, they handed over the writing duties to David Shayne for Day of the Departed and Season 7, as the brothers were occupied with another project.
  • Like the previous four seasons, this season will contain ten episodes.
  • Lloyd will have a new voice actor in the form of Sam Vincent, making this the first season not to feature Jillian Michaels in the role, and the first time one of the Ninja is given a different voice actor in the series.
  • As confirmed by Tommy Andreasen via Twitter, a new character, who is a big Ninjago fan around the age of 9 or 10, will be introduced in this season. In May 2017, Andreasen hosted a contest where Ninjago fans submitted their artwork that would be displayed by the character.[1]
  • According to Tommy Andreasen, Cole will play a "great" role in Season 8.[2] However, he is not the focus character, so this most likely means he will just have more to do than in Hands of Time.
  • Various things will be revealed in this season, such as the First Spinjitzu Master's origins, the identity of the new Samurai X, the fates of P.I.X.A.L. and the Ultra Dragon, and how Zane inherited his Ice element.
  • For April Fools day, Tommy Andreasen posted a status on Twitter with three events from Season 8, two of which are real and one of which is fake. The three events stated that Cole would do a lot of singing, that there would be old recurring enemies, and that a new ninja would join the team. None of these events have been confirmed.
  • The elemental powers of both Wu and Garmadon will be explained in a great capacity.
  • Cyrus Borg, Dareth, Ronin, and Misako will all continue to be vital characters throughout the season, while Ray and Maya will also return in some capacity. Skylor will also return, yet is unknown if she will make a cameo or have a large role. It is confirmed her relationship with Kai is expected to develop more in this season.
  • Tommy Andreasen addressed Season 8 as "Next Level Ninjago," implying a major change in the series' tone or story.
  • The title of the season and a clip were revealed at San Diego Comic-Con.
  • It has been confirmed by Tommy Andreasen that it will be revealed what happened to Skylor's powers, and if she still has them.[3]
  • Tommy Andreasen has confirmed that the Ninjago alphabet will be shown in Season 8.

Spoilers

  • Tommy Andreasen had stated that someone will die in Season 8.[4]
  • According to a leaked image, the Ninja and the Sons of Garmadon are fighting for the "Oni Masks."
  • In a leaked part of the storyline, the Ninja are trying to prevent Garmadon's rebirth at the Temple of Resurrection.

References

  1. https://mobile.twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/861647152329740288/photo/1
  2. https://mobile.twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/868770013804720128
  3. https://mobile.twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/895169730767708161
  4. https://mobile.twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/879425379878002688

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