Star Wars: The Last Jedi revealed as name of Episode VIII as the saga continues

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Rian Johnson’s movie, which will follow on from the Force Awakens, was announced on starwars.com

ByJo-Anne Rowney

Disney has finally announced the title of the next Star Wars film in the Skywalker saga – and it’s sure to get everyone talking.

Rian Johnson’s movie carried on the story from Force Awakens and was announced on starwars.com.

Fans are already speculating, with many pointing out the title could be a reference to Luke Sykwalker, who Rey found on Ach-To at the end of the last film.

It’s important to remember Jedi is plural and singular, so the title doesn’t give away anything about Rey and Luke’s fates.

It’s official. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is the next chapter of the Skywalker saga. This December. #TheLastJedi https://t.co/ySkVwQcMTP pic.twitter.com/eHrPgbsRJq

— Star Wars (@starwars) 23 January 2017

Lucasfilm released a statement saying: “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 will hit theaters December 15, 2017.

 

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