The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Title Rumors Have Already Begun to Swirl

May 6, 2014
Source: AICN

Star Wars: Episode VII

Now that we have the cast mostly locked down for Star Wars: Episode VII, it was only a matter of time before everyone moved on and the rumors about the sci-fi sequel's title began to swirl. We've already heard that Disney may already have plans to reveal the title at Comic-Con this summer (will they bring the cast?), but the first rumor out of the gate since the official reveal of the cast comes from AICN, who claims to have two separate sources revealing that the working title for Episode VII is The Ancient Fear. But that means this could just be a decoy title, or something meant as a placeholder until the real title is officially decided.

One of the sources told AICN that the title actually refers to Max Von Sydow's character in the film, who is said to be a villain "who makes Pazuzu look like a pussy." If you don't understand what that means, it's in reference to the demon who possessed Linda Blair's character in The Exorcist, which starred von Sydow. As we've said before, don't count on von Sydow being your normal Sith Lord who commands Adam Driver as his apprentice or right-hand man. We're pretty sure J.J. Abrams isn't going to recycle the same tired villain formula. Anyway, this title doesn't sound official, and there's plenty more rumors to come. Thoughts?

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Star Wars VII: Lens Flare

Mike on May 6, 2014


A New Lens Flare The Lens Flares Strike Back Return Of The Lens Flares

ProjectionistHP on May 7, 2014


Star Wars episode VII : Blue Harvest

TheOct8pus on May 6, 2014


Disney bring back STAR WARS: DETOURS!

Szkari on May 6, 2014


Star Wars VII: Get Off My Lawn!

DJROBL on May 6, 2014


Yeah they always use placeholder titles. Episode II was shot under Jar Jar's Big Adventure or something like that

Drejhead on May 6, 2014


That should absolutely be the name for Episode VII. Jar Jar or no Jar Jar

Goose on May 6, 2014


Star Wars Episode VII: We Promise It's Better Than The Prequels.

Nielsen700 on May 6, 2014


Well put Nielskin!!

Angry Lester on May 6, 2014


Star Wars Episode VII: My client Brock Lesnar destroyed the Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania!!

Angry Lester on May 6, 2014


You win. this is the best comment.

ColtNoir on May 6, 2014


Star Wars Into Darkness

Legolaszlo on May 6, 2014


Star Wars Episode VII: A New Hope For The Franchise

Neuromancer on May 6, 2014


Star Wars VII: This movie is gonna suck because J.J Abrams sucks and he ruined the Star Trek franchise and he is overrated and his fans suck and Star Wars kinda sucks also now because Disney is making the movies

Cocaino Weaver on May 6, 2014


Very excited about this movie. Abrams is one of the best directors working in blockbusters today. As far as the title goes, I do believe that it will be 3 words, to keep with the tradition of the previous two trilogies. The Phantom Menace, A New Hope. The first entry in each trilogy has 3 words. It also seems to describe a single figure. The 2nd films have 4: The Empire Strikes Back, Attack of the Clones. The titles seem to describe an action being taken by a certain party/group/faction. The 3rd films also have 4 and have a 'something of the something' going on: Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi. I kind of hope that this new trilogy will 'stick to the pattern', so to speak.

Chris Groves on May 6, 2014


Ladies and gentlemen... Chris Groves!!

Son of Chris Groves on May 8, 2014


You're no son of mine!

Chris Groves on May 9, 2014


I want Sydow and Driver as Sith and apprentice. The rule of two is awesome!

Xerxexx on May 6, 2014


I suspect that Episode VII: The Ancient Fear is simply a placeholder title. "The Revenge of the Sith" was the most popular title on the discussion boards of Star War dot com. I hope that the title for Episode VIII will be the most popular title suggested by Star Wars fans.

dandassow on May 6, 2014



DAVIDPD on May 6, 2014


Star Wars Episode VII: Beam me up Chewie!

Szkari on May 7, 2014


7. A Rebooted Jedi or Introduction Of A Jedi 8. Pointless Middle Movie 9. Rushed End For A Trilogy

ProjectionistHP on May 7, 2014


haha, perfect!!

Son of Chris Groves on May 8, 2014


Star Wars VII: Bad Robot Into Darkness 😛

Andrew Zafiropoulos on May 7, 2014


I think this title refers to Aboloth. Would make for great Star Wars film if so, I think.

Sithmastah on May 8, 2014

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