“Star Wars: Episode VIII” Is Officially Titled “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

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Lucasfilm has released the official title for Episode VIII and it is called “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.

From StarWars.com:

The Official Title for Star Wars: Episode VIII Revealed

Announcing the name of the next film in the Skywalker saga.

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.

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. 

 

Source: StarWars.com

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Anonomouse
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Anonomouse

Darn they didn’t take my suggestion to call it Kylo Ren destroys more stuff.

Scott Dolan
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Scott Dolan

I’ll have to let this one sink in for a bit, but I’m not really liking it. The implication that Rey is the “last” jedi seems a bit farcical to the generation that went through Luke being the last jedi, but no, wait! There’s another!

Jamie
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Jamie

How do you know it doesn’t refer to luke again? It doesn’t have to be literal

Scott Dolan
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Scott Dolan

Jamie, read that question back to yourself and you’ll understand what I’m getting at. The Force Awakens being Ep 4.1 was forgivable. But I hope The “Last” Jedi isn’t “Luke again”, and hope this episode isn’t Ep 5.1

Josh
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Josh

Except Jedi can be both plural and singular, so it could be referring to both Luke and Rey. Also, my head hurts.

Ryan B
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Ryan B

“I’ll have to let this one sink in for a bit, but I’m not really liking it.”

Well, thank goodness you have 11 months to work this one out.

Hoping for weekly updates.

Josh
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Josh

“The Force Awakens” opening crawl refers to Luke as the last Jedi.

Joe Hogarty
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Joe Hogarty

Good catch. I think in Jedi Yoda said, “When I am gone, the last Jedi you will be.” But then he went on to say there was another. Just because there is a last Jedi does not mean that there cant be more Jedi. I am still holding out hope that Kylo Ren will turn from the Dark Side. Vader did turn but then he died right after that. It would be cool to see a Jedi that had knowledge of the Dark Side emerge. And I still don’t know what Kylo Ren is. They say he is not a… Read more »

Brian Bauer
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Brian Bauer

Kylo is a Knight of Ren. As far as we know, there are no more Sith and the Knights of Ren have taken their place.

Joe Hogarty
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Joe Hogarty

Thanks Brian. I remember The Knights Of Ren in TFA but didnt know too much about their history.

I looked them up on Wookieepedia and it states:
The Knights of Ren operated in the decades following the Galactic Civil War. They were under the command of Supreme Leader Snoke, who used them as a tool of the dark side of the Force alongside the First Order. Rey, a Force-sensitive scavenger who hailed from Jakku, saw the Knights of Ren in a vision.

I definitely could see them being the subject of a future spin off movie.

Scott Dolan
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Scott Dolan

But both Kylo and Rey are capable of using the force. So each are potential jedi, correct?

andrew
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andrew

And again, let’s not for get that Jedi is not singular. The Last Jedi isn’t necessarily 1 person.

Joe Hogarty
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Joe Hogarty

You are right but still feel that the title refers to one. But what do I know, just a feeling.

Doug
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Doug

Why don’t they just call it:

“Another Star Wars Money Grab made as Fast and Cheaply As We Can 3”