Star Wars: Episode 8 title confirmed!

Star Wars 8 finally has an official title

It’s finally happened, guys! Star Wars: Episode VIII has a confirmed title… Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

But what does it mean?! Obviously a sensible presumption would be that The Force Awaken‘s heroine Rey is the aforementioned last Jedi, but perhaps not. And where would that leave Luke? In order for there to be one Jedi left, one of them would have to either stop being a Jedi or die. But then again, Jedi could also be plural… So many questions, no many not-answers, so many grammatical interpretations.

LucasFilm confirmed the new title in the following statement:

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.

Also check out this official poster, which contains some ominous red hues:

Does this teaser poster mean that some teaser footage is on the way too? We hope so.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in cinemas from 15 December 2017. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.