Well, good news Star Wars fans! The title for Episode VIII has been revealed. The official title is Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
Of course our favorite part about Star Wars is Daisy Ridley, but the new title is just as exciting.
The film is set to come out in mid December 2017. “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.” – Starwars.com
“Directed by Rian Johnson, the film is said to take up immediately after the final shot of J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens, when Daisy Ridley’s Rey was handing Luke Skywalker his old lightsaber. Skywalker, it would seem, is the last Jedi of the title, and while it’s not clear what the plot of the film is in any sense, the title alone could indicate the film will be largely centered around Mark Hamill’s character. But as my colleague Sean O’Kane points out, the word “Jedi” can be used when talking about either a single Jedi or a group — which could make the title a hiding-in-plain-sight reference to Rey, or others, joining Luke as guardians of peace in the galaxy.
According to the backstory revealed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Luke had spent the years since the Rebels defeated the Empire trying to establish a new Jedi order. One of his students was the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa, who turned to the Dark Side of the Force, slaughtered the rest of the students, and changed his name to Kylo Ren. Skywalker went into hiding after the murders, leading to the search for him that made up most of Awakens.” – Theverge.com