It’s here! It’s finally here! In an unexpected and glorious surprise, Disney and Lucasfilm have released the official title to the upcoming, hugely anticipated title for Star Wars: Episode VIII. From now on, Episode VIII will be referred to as Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Here’s the official press release:
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.
Star Wars: 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.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.
They also release the first official teaser poster, as they did with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and you can see that below. As for the title, social media has already blown sky high. Fans across the world are truly freaking out, not just because we have an actual title now, but because there’s still an enormous amount of mystery around it. Who is “the last Jedi?” Why is the font in red? We obviously won’t get those answers until this December, but for us fans, this only brings more exciting questions to the forefront, and we could not be anymore excited.
The last Jedi could very well be referring to Luke, which is what I think personally, but it could also be a hint towards someone else, possibly someone ho trains and passes the torch to? And as I mentioned above, probably the most curious part about this reveal is that the main title is in red. Why? Up to this point, we’ve only seen the classic yellow for the franchise, and although the subtitle does mention the Jedi, could the color be hinting at something darker, such as the Sith? Again, more exciting questions have been raised, but I have no doubt that when we do find out, it will be a major pay off.
Ryan Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in a galaxy near you on December 15th, 2017 and brings back Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Dohmnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Andy Serkis, with newcomers Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern.