Star Wars

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Title Officially Revealed

Disney has finally revealed what the title of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VII is:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

While the title almost surely refers to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who is the last known Jedi, it’s also important to remember that the plural of ‘Jedi’ is ‘Jedi,’ so the title could refer to more than one person.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will pick up immediately after the events of 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which concluded with Rey (Daisy Ridley) finding Luke Skywalker on a secluded planet.

The film will also star Carrie Fisher as Leia, who tragically passed away on Dec. 27. Fisher had completed work on the film prior to her death, but was set to return for Episode IX. It is unclear at this point how Disney will proceed with the character’s fate, as Lucasfilm has stated that is has no plans to use a digital re-creation of Fisher like the one used in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The Last Jedi also stars Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwedoline Christie, and Andy Serkis, as well as franchise newcomers Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.

The film is out Dec. 15. Now where the heck is the trailer?

(Via: The Hollywood Reporter)

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