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Monday, January 23, 2017

And the title for STAR WARS VIII is...

Disney has finally announced the official title for Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars: Episode 8. The Force Awakens sequel will be titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Episode 8 is Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Lucasfilm released the following statement:
We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.
Here's how this new title looks in line with the other live-action Star Wars film releases:
  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
The title seems to obviously in reference of Luke Skywalker, who Rey finds on Ach-To at the end of The Force Awakens. Rey exhibits force sensitives and abilities but the title suggests she is not yet a Jedi. So if she did have Jedi training as a young kid, she never passed the padawan stage, which should be obvious.
The full Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser poster can be seen below.

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