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Official: Rian Johnson's Episode VIII is Titled 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

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January 23, 2017
Source: StarWars.com

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Briefly: Lucasfilm has officially announced the new title of the next Star Wars movie - it will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This is the sequel to The Force Awakens, continuing the "Skywalker" storyline and following the characters introduced in that movie: Rey, Finn, Poe and Kylo Ren. The Last Jedi is directed by Rian Johnson (of Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper previously) and will open in theaters everywhere starting December 15th, 2017 at the end of this year. No other plot details have been revealed yet, but this is clearly the beginning of their major marketing push over the next 12 months. Fans have been quick to remind everyone that the plural of "jedi" is just "jedi", so this title doesn't mean there's only one. Beyond that, everything is speculation until the first trailer drops - which we hope is sooner than later. Can't wait!

So what do you think of this title? And what do you think it means? Are you excited to see The Last Jedi?

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  • DAVIDPD
    Much excite.
  • RAW_D
    They TOTALLY ripped of "The Last Samurai" with that title! EVERYONE KNOWS Lucas based the Jedi off of Samurai! All joking aside though....it's....it's a great title.
  • III
    The Force Awakens The Last Jedi! This has to be good! I want it to be good! We should get a teaser during the Superbowl followed by first trailer early/mid summer!
    • capitandelespacio
      Next one will be probably entitled Jedi World.
  • chuckpenz
    Interesting that those letters are red. I wonder if Kylo Ren ends up being the Last Jedi. You heard it here first! Also, what will 9 be about then?
  • Christopher Philip Cinquegrano
    I like it!
  • TheOct8pus
    ....what if there's a secret Jedi, who's like 200 years old that's been in hiding all this time? No...just kidding. Luke is the last Jedi
    • capitandelespacio
      I'm pretty sure you are right. It's going to probably have a twist in the story and might not be the movie everyone has in their minds already. Or maybe is just the safe bet Disney is willing to play.
  • Isn't the word "Jedi" also thought of as plural?
  • Two things. I know that Rian J won't let us down. Love Looper. And they better not be killing off Luke.
    • RAW_D
      It will probably be Leia....too soon? =/
      • grimjob
        Yes, but you're probably right. Either at the end of this one or the beginning of the next one. Dammit.
  • Yes.
  • grimjob
    Dig the title. The red lettering is a curious change...
    • DAVIDPD
      Fellow nerds have already dissected the lettering. Apparently it reflects the red lettering of the RETURN OF THE JEDI poster...
      • grimjob
        Yeah I saw some of that. Can't wait to find out what the significance is.
  • Dwight Mitchell
    i still have a feeling that Rey will have some dark side stuff going on, and maybe the title is a clue....she has the pain of her loss, her attachments to whoever left her on Jakku... and i've noticed that at times she has a real rage face in TFA cant wait to see what happens.
    • Benny BeNosey
      Look at darth maul and the way he looked when he had qui, then look at rey when she stands over Kylo pulling that face.....
  • This movie will be so amazing every living Jedi will feel a disturbance in the Force when it's released.
  • capitandelespacio
    I wish this movie had been released 2 years ago so I'd have the Plinkett Review to enjoy now.
  • Im just worried about the continuity. Starts off right were Ep7 left off without any time gap. Not sure if I like that. Feels more like TV would do that. Also, some of the set pics, Rey and Luke looked different than in Ep7. Personally its just not smart trying to start off with a year or two in between. Actors age and change. But yeah yeah Im already complaining. :)

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