Star Wars: Episode VIII finally gets an official title 

By ·January 23, 2017 5:51 pm

After more than a year of anticipation following the release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, fans no longer have to speculate about the title for Episode VIII, due to hit theatres this December. The franchise announced the news on their official website today, accompanied by a brand title new poster.

The official announcement from Star Wars: 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 title gives fans something new to speculate about, as they’ll no doubt be theorizing about what the new title could mean as they wait in eager anticipation for it’s release. With any luck Luke Skywalker will play a critical role this time around.

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.

The films returning cast are John Boyega (as Finn), Daisy Ridley (as Rey), Oscar Isaac (as Poe Dameron), Adam Driver (as Kylo Ren), Lupita Nyong’o (as Maz Kanata), Gwendoline Christie (as Captain Phasma), Dohmnall Gleeson (as General Hux), Mark Hamill (as Luke Skywalker), the late Carrie Fisher (as General Leia), Anthony Daniels (as C-3PO), and Andy Serkis (as Snoke). They’ll be joined by newcomers Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

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Image credits: Lucasfilm, Disney

H/T: Collider

 

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Written by Jennifer Izykowski

TV and Film Writer

Jennifer is currently a stay at home mother residing in the Adirondacks region of upstate New York with a background in business management. At present, she is training to be a care provider for the elderly and disabled.

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