Lucasfilm officially reveals ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ title

It’s official! Lucasfilm today has announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII will now be officially called Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’s a very ominous title with plenty of questions arising from such a title. Is Luke Skywalker going to die in The Last Jedi? Will Rey go join Supreme Leader Snoke and Kylo Ren? Either way, I cannot see anything happy coming from a title like The Last Jedi. Check out the image below!

Speaking with USA Today, this is what Rian Johnson had to say about The Last Jedi‘s plot:

“I don’t want to skip ahead two years,” Johnson says. “I want to see the very next moment of what happens.” How Rey and Luke relate to each other is the key relationship in Episode VIII, and Johnson says “a large part of the movie” will be spent addressing why Luke’s there and what he’ll do next. Like Luke, Rey has been pulled into a bigger world by connecting with the Force, “but part of what’s she’s dealing with is the realization that she has this power and this gift,” Johnson adds. “She’s taking her first step to coming to terms with this thing inside her that she never knew was there and is just starting to reveal its potential.”

What are your theories on the title? Sound off in the comments section below!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, Lupita N’yongo, and Andy Serkis.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th.

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