Star Wars: Episode VIII finally gets an official title ahead of its December 2017 release… but just who IS (or are) ‘The Last Jedi‘?
We’ve been calling the next Star Wars film ‘Episode VIII‘ for quite a while now, but we can finally refer to it by its newly-confirmed title: The Last Jedi. Disney announced the title early on Monday with a poster image (essentially just the iconic logo and title on a star backdrop for the moment). Though many speculate that the moniker refers to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), located at the very end of The Force Awakens, there’s also the potential idea that having shown some talent for the Force herself, Rey (Daisy Ridley) could actually be warrior in question. Perhaps, given the Jedi are an ‘order’, it’s both.
The film is likely to be the last to feature Carrie Fisher as General Leia, following the actor’s passing in late December and the confirmation that there’s no plan to digitally recreate her character a la Peter Cushing / Grand Moff Tarkin’s apperance in Rogue One.
The film opens internationally on 15th December 2017.