Fans have been waiting ever since Episode VII – The Force Awakens – came out to see what the next film had instore. Rogue One delayed next film in the newest trilogy, and was met with critical acclaim which called the film – set between the events of A New Hope – a successful spin-off for the franchise.
And now, out of nowehere, Star Wars’ official Twitter page has announced the title of Episode VIII:
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.
Fan speculation has instantly began by swirling rumours and predictions over the new title, which, uncharateristically, is red. Many suspect that this is either due to Luke Skywalker – played by Mark Hamill – dying in the film, or alternatively, Darth Maul – last seen in the prequel, played by Ray Park – making an appearance in some form.
This, however, all remains speculation. The only thing we know about the films is that The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson, produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman, and executively produced by J.J Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. It stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, as well as the late Carrie Fisher, and several other famous actors.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.