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The Next 'Star Wars' Movie Officially Has A Title

The Next 'Star Wars' Movie Officially Has A Title

By Andrea Thompson

The next “Star Wars” movie officially has a title, and it's the intriguing kind. Aaaand drumroll...Episode VIII will be called “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Obviously, the role of the Jedi in the “Star Wars” universe is an important one, with even “Rogue One” including a few former members of the Order. But in “Force Awakens,” Jedi are still few and far between, so the title is most likely going to refer to Luke Skywallker, and just what happened to the other students he must have trained at some point.

It also seems likely that this particular entry will focus on Rey's training and her relationship with Luke, much like the “Empire Strikes Back” did with him and Yoda. Looks like it's Luke's turn to be the sage training a new young apprentice. However, that does raise the issue of whether “The Last Jedi” will stand more on its own rather than basically following the plot of “Empire,” much like “Force Awakens” did with “A New Hope.”

The title's red font also seems to indicate that there'll be some major developments in the dark side of the Force too, since red has become so associated with the Sith. Looks like Kylo Ren just might be up to some big things too.

Also, just what role is Leia going to play after the death of Carrie Fisher? But that deserves to be a whole article in itself.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will hit theaters Dec. 15, 2017, and be directed and written by Rian Johnson.

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