We finally have confirmation of the official title for Star Wars: Episode VIII!
StarWars.com has just dropped a Death Star sized bomb on Star Wars fans, this morning, as the site has revealed the official title of Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson penned the script for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it is being produced by Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy, and Looper producer, Ram Bergman, as well as being executively produced by The Force Awakens director, J.J. Abrams.
This is huge news for the entire Star Wars fandom, as it is the first official piece of Star Wars: Episode VIII news from Disney/Lucasfilm in 2017. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theaters on December 15, later this year, and will be the sequel to 2015’s smash hit, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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The title — The Last Jedi — has actually been right in front of us the whole time. The opening crawl of Star Wars: The Force Awakens actually refers to Luke Skywalker as the last Jedi. So, now we have to ask: Does this mean Luke dies in Episode VIII? Is he the last Jedi, or is Rey?
For now, we wait to see when the trailer will drop for the film. Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy, previously has stated that we will see the first footage in early spring of 2017, and many Star Wars fans assumed the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi would drop at the Star Wars Celebration in April. Here’s hoping we won’t be waiting too long, because now the hype for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, is at an all-time high.
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