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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the Official Title of Episode VIII

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Disney has revealed the title of the Rian Johnson-directed Stars Wars Episode VIII.

In a post on the official Star Wars site, Disney has officially announced the title of the "next chapter in the Skywalker saga." Fittingly for a Skywalker film, it's titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Of course, that leaves plenty open for discussion. Does the title refer to Luke, who Yoda calls the last Jedi in Return of the Jedi, and who is referenced in the opening crawl of The Force Awakens by the same title? Or does it refer to Rey, who had some nascent Force powers of her own? It could even be a reference to a group of Jedi (as both the plural and singular of the word are the same) that Luke's been training since the events of The Force Awakens.

Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) will be at the helm as director this time around. While there's literally no other information than the title (and the poster seen below), you can bet that the speculation and fan theories are about to make the jump to lightspeed.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled to hit theaters on December 15, 2017.

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I think everyone is also missing the bigger picture here, and that is the traditional yellow stencil outline is dark side red. It could be an allusion to Kylo in some shape or form along with the title.

*sigh* Oh well. I guess a remake of Empire Strikes Back won't be a bad way to end the year.

Stupid title. The Jedi have been nearly extinct for four movies now. Why does it matter NOW? Luke was already the last Jedi.

Silentpony:
*sigh* Oh well. I guess a remake of Empire Strikes Back won't be a bad way to end the year.

Rian Johnson doesn't want his movie to be dark. He doesn't believe the middle has to be darker, like Empire. People have called his script weird, which sounds interesting.

Eugh i hope this isn't an excuse to kill off Luke so Rey becomes the last jedi left.

Actually whilst am wishing for stuff, i'd like it of luke survives all the events of this new trilogy, make him the sole survivor out of the old cast and avoid the "old mentor dies" cliche.

I'm really hoping they can proved me wrong into thinking it's The Empire Strike Back remake. Also no I don't think Luke will be killed off althought it make me wonder if Rey decline to be a Jedi.

Silentpony:
*sigh* Oh well. I guess a remake of Empire Strikes Back won't be a bad way to end the year.

I was about to say this

And Luke will most likely die

Ezekiel:

Silentpony:
*sigh* Oh well. I guess a remake of Empire Strikes Back won't be a bad way to end the year.

Rian Johnson doesn't want his movie to be dark. He doesn't believe the middle has to be darker, like Empire. People have called his script weird, which sounds interesting.

Is that the script where it turned out Rey was the reincarnation of Anakin that Luke made in some weird Jedi Temple force ritual thing?

Scarim Coral:
I'm really hoping they can proved me wrong into thinking it's The Empire Strike Back remake. Also no I don't think Luke will be killed off althought it make me wonder if Rey decline to be a Jedi.

I don't think he'll be killed off either. The title would be too much of a giveaway and we just had a main character die off dramatically. Last Jedi could mean Luke is the last of his order (again), until a new generation are trained (again). Jedi is also plural for Jedi, so it could mean Rey and Luke. Maybe even Ben.

Would a rose by any other yadda yadda you know the rest. Though the Brick and Looper guy? Does this mean Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be in it?

My take after a million YouTube theories on VII.
Rey gives in to the anger you could see on her face in the light sabre battle, becoming sith.
Luke never truly considered/believed in himself to become a Jedi.
Kylo Ren gets "seduced by the light" leading him down a path of redemption by fighting Rey the new sith on the block. Therefore making him the Last Jedi.

Mr Ink 5000:
Kylo Ren gets "seduced by the light"

The red text kind of gives it away, doesn't it? I had a feeling he would be redeemed, especially after Adam Driver talked about the sequel exploring his humanity.

...Did they really call it the Skywalker Saga?

Was it really too much to hope Rey WASNT Luke's daughter?

You know other people exist besides the Skywalkers, right? Why does it have to be some lineage BS?

I mean...unless that one idea where Rey turns evil and Ren becomes the hero happens (He -is- a Skywalker by blood afterall). Seriously, if that does happen and they stick to it, all the credit.

Edit: Also more Jedi please! Seriously. I was hoping to see more light sabers, not less.

Saelune:
...Did they really call it the Skywalker Saga?

Was it really too much to hope Rey WASNT Luke's daughter?

You know other people exist besides the Skywalkers, right? Why does it have to be some lineage BS?

I mean...unless that one idea where Rey turns evil and Ren becomes the hero happens (He -is- a Skywalker by blood afterall). Seriously, if that does happen and they stick to it, all the credit.

Edit: Also more Jedi please! Seriously. I was hoping to see more light sabers, not less.

Want Lightsabres? Here you go:

All these movies just proves to me the old Expanded Universe was much more better and interesting than whatever the house of mouse can spawn.

Saelune:
...Did they really call it the Skywalker Saga?

Was it really too much to hope Rey WASNT Luke's daughter?

You know other people exist besides the Skywalkers, right? Why does it have to be some lineage BS?

I mean...unless that one idea where Rey turns evil and Ren becomes the hero happens (He -is- a Skywalker by blood afterall). Seriously, if that does happen and they stick to it, all the credit.

Edit: Also more Jedi please! Seriously. I was hoping to see more light sabers, not less.

The credits of The Force Awakens show Adam Driver's name before any of the other new actors, so maybe this was always his trilogy. I don't think Rey is a Skywalker. Everybody predicts Rey is a Skywalker. It would be super lame. And I agree, I don't need every character to be related to every other character.

Samtemdo8:
Want Lightsabres? Here you go:

All these movies just proves to me the old Expanded Universe was much more better and interesting than whatever the house of mouse can spawn.

So you prefer battles over story. Good to know. The cartoon was spectacle more than anything. It didn't have a compelling overarching story.

Samtemdo8:

Saelune:
...Did they really call it the Skywalker Saga?

Was it really too much to hope Rey WASNT Luke's daughter?

You know other people exist besides the Skywalkers, right? Why does it have to be some lineage BS?

I mean...unless that one idea where Rey turns evil and Ren becomes the hero happens (He -is- a Skywalker by blood afterall). Seriously, if that does happen and they stick to it, all the credit.

Edit: Also more Jedi please! Seriously. I was hoping to see more light sabers, not less.

Want Lightsabres? Here you go:

All these movies just proves to me the old Expanded Universe was much more better and interesting than whatever the house of mouse can spawn.

Say what you will about the prequels, the fights were awesome. I was hoping that VII would have started with atleast a few Jedi in training under Luke to go against a renewed Sith-type group.

Ezekiel:

Saelune:
...Did they really call it the Skywalker Saga?

Was it really too much to hope Rey WASNT Luke's daughter?

You know other people exist besides the Skywalkers, right? Why does it have to be some lineage BS?

I mean...unless that one idea where Rey turns evil and Ren becomes the hero happens (He -is- a Skywalker by blood afterall). Seriously, if that does happen and they stick to it, all the credit.

Edit: Also more Jedi please! Seriously. I was hoping to see more light sabers, not less.

The credits of The Force Awakens show Adam Driver's name before any of the other new actors, so maybe this was always his trilogy. I don't think Rey is a Skywalker. Everybody predicts Rey is a Skywalker. It would be super lame. And I agree, I don't need every character to be related to every other character.

I remember first hearing about that idea and was immediately like "What? Thats dumb". But then I think most of VII was dumb, and I lack faith in those in charge.

I kinda hate destiny/fate in fiction. Even more so when tied to a family, since thats very uninspiring for us "low borns" aint it?

I know the series started steeped in that, but they could have used this trilogy to pull away from that.

Whatever, we will see. But if it is just a rehash of Empire Strikes Back, Im done.

Ezekiel:

Samtemdo8:
Want Lightsabres? Here you go:

All these movies just proves to me the old Expanded Universe was much more better and interesting than whatever the house of mouse can spawn.

So you prefer battles over story. Good to know. The cartoon was spectacle more than anything. It didn't have a compelling overarching story.

Id rather have both.

Rey is by far the least charismatic lead in all of Star Wars, and that's saying something.

Ezekiel:

Samtemdo8:
Want Lightsabres? Here you go:

All these movies just proves to me the old Expanded Universe was much more better and interesting than whatever the house of mouse can spawn.

So you prefer battles over story. Good to know. The cartoon was spectacle more than anything. It didn't have a compelling overarching story.

I mentioned the expanded universe, not just the 2003 Clone Wars.

Things like KOTOR (especially the second one) X-Wing/Tie Fighter games, Dark Forces/Jedi Knight games, Certain comics and novels.

All of them are much more interesting than what we are getting now.

Samtemdo8:
Things like KOTOR (especially the second one)

I never finished the second game. I got stuck when the main character was captured and you had to play as that lady bounty hunter. I had too few healing items and no good save points. When I tried replaying it, I was dismayed by how bland the combat is. For a game about Jedi and Sith, it fails miserably at capturing them in combat. RPGs kind of suck.

The first game was even more of a rehash than The Force Awakens. None of the Star Wars games I've played feel like Star Wars. They're all more sci-fi than epic fantasy. I guess Knights of the Old Republic comes the closest, but it lacks the charm and the action and borrows too many character traits and designs. I never found the twist that impressive. The twist in Empire Strikes Back was far more impactful and dramatic. Something which would have made the twist more meaningful is if the dark choices weren't so simple all the time. Many of them are just you being a jerk, no grey zone or moral dilemma at all.

I also find movies more interesting than RPGs because they're able to condense all the boring stuff that happens in between what matters.

Ezekiel:
Stupid title. The Jedi have been nearly extinct for four movies now. Why does it matter NOW? Luke was already the last Jedi.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the title is extremely on the nose and means that Kylo Ren or Luke Skywalker (or both) won't make it to the end of the film.

The eponymous last Jedi will be Rey...

Saelune:

Ezekiel:

Samtemdo8:
Want Lightsabres? Here you go:

All these movies just proves to me the old Expanded Universe was much more better and interesting than whatever the house of mouse can spawn.

So you prefer battles over story. Good to know. The cartoon was spectacle more than anything. It didn't have a compelling overarching story.

Id rather have both.

Well, for me, the fight in The Force Awakens is more emotional than the one in The Phantom Menace, because I care about the characters. Darth Maul barely was a character. I also find the classical sword fights in the original trilogy more interesting than the extravagant ninja fights in the prequels, so I'm glad to see the characters use their weapons more conservatively again. It doesn't look as choreographed.

It wouldn't make sense anyway. The old arts are gone and the new swordsmen, especially Luke, are self-trained.

Ezekiel:

Samtemdo8:
Things like KOTOR (especially the second one)

I never finished the second game. I got stuck when the main character was captured and you had to play as that lady bounty hunter. I had too few healing items and no good save points. When I tried replaying it, I was dismayed by how bland the combat is. For a game about Jedi and Sith, it fails miserably at capturing them in combat. RPGs kind of suck.

The first game was even more of a rehash than The Force Awakens. None of the Star Wars games I've played feel like Star Wars. They're all more sci-fi than epic fantasy. I guess Knights of the Old Republic comes the closest, but it lacks the charm and the action and borrows too many character traits and designs. I never found the twist that impressive. The twist in Empire Strikes Back was far more impactful and dramatic. Something which would have made the twist more meaningful is if the dark choices weren't so simple all the time. Many of them are just you being a jerk, no grey zone or moral dilemma at all.

I also find movies more interesting than RPGs because they're able to condense all the boring stuff that happens in between what matters.

KOTOR 2 is more lauded for its Story and Characters than its combat and gameplay.

I usually just play the game on easy mode since by the end of the game you get so OP its not funny.

Ezekiel:

Saelune:

Ezekiel:
So you prefer battles over story. Good to know. The cartoon was spectacle more than anything. It didn't have a compelling overarching story.

Id rather have both.

Well, for me, the fight in The Force Awakens is more emotional than the one in The Phantom Menace, because I care about the characters. Darth Maul barely was a character. I also find the classical sword fights in the original trilogy more interesting than the extravagant ninja fights in the prequels, so I'm glad to see the characters use their weapons more conservatively again. It doesn't look as choreographed.

It wouldn't make sense anyway. The old arts are gone and the new swordsmen, especially Luke, are self-trained.

I dont think everyone needs to do ninja flips all the time, but I still wanted more excuses for lightsaber duels, but I do want them to have a purpose too.

I think JJ turned Star Wars into the wrong kind of action movie. If it has to be an action movie, make it one that stands out better, ie Jedi vs Sith. Or make a good story and make the fights meaningful.

Considering I was expecting to see a bunch of Jedi-in-training characters, I was expecting many fights with powerful but uncoordinated people, especially since Luke himself isn't properly versed in the old Jedi ways that Id have liked to see the result of that.

Christ, again? At this point the Jedi should just pack it in, they get reduced to 'the Last Jedi' like once every 30 years at this rate. At least the Sith have the whole 'pupil/master' thing they keep working on so there's at least always two of the bastards kicking around.

Saelune:

Ezekiel:

Saelune:
Id rather have both.

Well, for me, the fight in The Force Awakens is more emotional than the one in The Phantom Menace, because I care about the characters. Darth Maul barely was a character. I also find the classical sword fights in the original trilogy more interesting than the extravagant ninja fights in the prequels, so I'm glad to see the characters use their weapons more conservatively again. It doesn't look as choreographed.

It wouldn't make sense anyway. The old arts are gone and the new swordsmen, especially Luke, are self-trained.

I dont think everyone needs to do ninja flips all the time, but I still wanted more excuses for lightsaber duels, but I do want them to have a purpose too.

I think JJ turned Star Wars into the wrong kind of action movie. If it has to be an action movie, make it one that stands out better, ie Jedi vs Sith. Or make a good story and make the fights meaningful.

Considering I was expecting to see a bunch of Jedi-in-training characters, I was expecting many fights with powerful but uncoordinated people, especially since Luke himself isn't properly versed in the old Jedi ways that Id have liked to see the result of that.

One or two duels per movie is enough, and they shouldn't be dragged out for the sake of shallow spectacle. The action should serve the story and the dialogue, as it did in the original trilogy.

I have no idea how I would have done Episode VII. If you introduce Luke Skywalker early in the first movie, he will steal the show from the new generation of characters whom the sequel trilogy should be about. By making him a McGuffin, you're able to gracefully pass the torch. I do find it silly to kill off the whole Jedi Order and reduce them to one man again. It might have been better if, when Rey found Luke at the end, he was with a school of Jedi who have been training in secret.

This is an outright outrage! I can't for the life of me imagine why on Earth they would give it such a lousy title! I mean... wait, let me pull up the appropriate wikipedia article.

...

...huh, 8 is written VIII and not IIX in Roman numerals. Not even in rare occasions. Never mind then, I have nothing to say about the number.

The Last Jedi. Feels a bit like they are retreading old ground.

I'm going to point it out if no-one else will - it broke the naming convention of the trilogies. As in:

The Phantom Menace/A New Hope/The Force Awakens

Attack of the Clones/The Empire Strikes Back/The Last Jedi

Revenge of the Sith/Return of the Jedi/?

Ruined, I tell you, ruined!

Ezekiel:

Saelune:

Ezekiel:
Well, for me, the fight in The Force Awakens is more emotional than the one in The Phantom Menace, because I care about the characters. Darth Maul barely was a character. I also find the classical sword fights in the original trilogy more interesting than the extravagant ninja fights in the prequels, so I'm glad to see the characters use their weapons more conservatively again. It doesn't look as choreographed.

It wouldn't make sense anyway. The old arts are gone and the new swordsmen, especially Luke, are self-trained.

I dont think everyone needs to do ninja flips all the time, but I still wanted more excuses for lightsaber duels, but I do want them to have a purpose too.

I think JJ turned Star Wars into the wrong kind of action movie. If it has to be an action movie, make it one that stands out better, ie Jedi vs Sith. Or make a good story and make the fights meaningful.

Considering I was expecting to see a bunch of Jedi-in-training characters, I was expecting many fights with powerful but uncoordinated people, especially since Luke himself isn't properly versed in the old Jedi ways that Id have liked to see the result of that.

One or two duels per movie is enough, and they shouldn't be dragged out for the sake of shallow spectacle. The action should serve the story and the dialogue, as it did in the original trilogy.

I have no idea how I would have done Episode VII. If you introduce Luke Skywalker early in the first movie, he will steal the show from the new generation of characters whom the sequel trilogy should be about. By making him a McGuffin, you're able to gracefully pass the torch. I do find it silly to kill off the whole Jedi Order and reduce them to one man again. It might have been better if, when Rey found Luke at the end, he was with a school of Jedi who have been training in secret.

I detailed it somewhere here before, but my general idea for VII was with Luke as one of the main characters as he tries to build up and run the new Jedi Order, struggling with adhering to Jedi principles despite not really knowing what they are and likely dealing with his own kid, a Jedi in training, as they conflict for whatever reason, and Luke is worried of continuing the cycle rather than breaking it.

Ofcourse part of my idea also involves throwing away the idea that emotions are inherently evil. Hell, I probably would have Luke survive the whole trilogy honestly. Probably kill off his wife/ their kid's mother for the emotional rift, but alot of the kid's plot is them seemingly being swayed to the dark side but never actually doing so.

Id go on, but I dont think you care to here more of basically a fanfic.

Marik2:
And Luke will most likely die

Frankster:
Eugh i hope this isn't an excuse to kill off Luke so Rey becomes the last jedi left.\

Thirded. And then Rey will become THE Last Jedi.
OR Kylo will turn to the light side - just a hunch based on the color they've picked for the font.

Saelune:
...Did they really call it the Skywalker Saga?

Was it really too much to hope Rey WASNT Luke's daughter?

You know other people exist besides the Skywalkers, right? Why does it have to be some lineage BS?

Unfortunately it's been decided that Disney wants their 'main' SW movies to be about the family that's a cause and solution to all problems in galaxy.

Saelune:

Ezekiel:

Saelune:
I dont think everyone needs to do ninja flips all the time, but I still wanted more excuses for lightsaber duels, but I do want them to have a purpose too.

I think JJ turned Star Wars into the wrong kind of action movie. If it has to be an action movie, make it one that stands out better, ie Jedi vs Sith. Or make a good story and make the fights meaningful.

Considering I was expecting to see a bunch of Jedi-in-training characters, I was expecting many fights with powerful but uncoordinated people, especially since Luke himself isn't properly versed in the old Jedi ways that Id have liked to see the result of that.

One or two duels per movie is enough, and they shouldn't be dragged out for the sake of shallow spectacle. The action should serve the story and the dialogue, as it did in the original trilogy.

I have no idea how I would have done Episode VII. If you introduce Luke Skywalker early in the first movie, he will steal the show from the new generation of characters whom the sequel trilogy should be about. By making him a McGuffin, you're able to gracefully pass the torch. I do find it silly to kill off the whole Jedi Order and reduce them to one man again. It might have been better if, when Rey found Luke at the end, he was with a school of Jedi who have been training in secret.

I detailed it somewhere here before, but my general idea for VII was with Luke as one of the main characters as he tries to build up and run the new Jedi Order, struggling with adhering to Jedi principles despite not really knowing what they are and likely dealing with his own kid, a Jedi in training, as they conflict for whatever reason, and Luke is worried of continuing the cycle rather than breaking it.

Ofcourse part of my idea also involves throwing away the idea that emotions are inherently evil. Hell, I probably would have Luke survive the whole trilogy honestly. Probably kill off his wife/ their kid's mother for the emotional rift, but alot of the kid's plot is them seemingly being swayed to the dark side but never actually doing so.

Id go on, but I dont think you care to here more of basically a fanfic.

It sounds nice. Go on. Who are the villains?

MrCalavera:
Unfortunately it's been decided that Disney wants their 'main' SW movies to be about the family that's a cause and solution to all problems in galaxy.

Star Wars was always about family, though. Ever since Obi-Wan gave Luke his father's lightsaber. We've known the sequel trilogy would feature the old characters and their children since the eighties, when Lucas asked Hamill if he would be willing to return to the role in thirty years. So why pin this on Disney? Timothy Zahn also said this, after being briefed by Lucas:

"The original idea as I understood it -- and Lucas changes his mind off and on, so it may not be what he's thinking right now -- but it was going to be three generations. You'd have the original trilogy, then go back to Luke's father and find out what happened to him, and if there was another seventh, eighth, or ninth film, it would be Luke's children."

http://ew.com/article/2012/11/02/star-wars-sequels-timothy-zahn/

Lucas said in his Charlie Rose interview that Star Wars is about family. He said, humorously, that it's not a space opera, it's a soap opera. I don't mind the numbered chapters continuing the Skywalker story. As long as it's just Ben Solo.

If you wanna make a series of movies without that family baggage, it would probably be better not to give it the chapters and the same opening theme song.

Bedinsis:

The Last Jedi. Feels a bit like they are retreading old ground.

Seems fitting given how The Farce Engorges was retreading old ground, and hell Rogue One in many ways was literally retreading old ground. We already know we can never realistically hope for a movie that meets the level of quality of A New Hope or Empire Strikes Back, I guess retreads are what we'll have to put up with.

It's odd that they didn't have better looking stormtroopers though, or why they had the Empire be a rogue shadow state instead of just having managed to remain the dominant power given they made it clear that's exactly what they wanted.

You know out there in the multiverse is a world where Disney made an adaptation of the Thrawn trilogy.

Ezekiel:
We've known the sequel trilogy would feature the old characters and their children since the eighties, when Lucas asked Hamill if he would be willing to return to the role in thirty years

Didn't that same interview imply that would be the then 4th trilogy by that point, with a Star Wars movie coming out once ever 3 or so years continuously? Not that I'd complain, having 14 movies made by people who want to make something good instead of what we ended up with (8 where 3 where trash, 1 straight up fought against quality and 1 that was only decent due to the better half outweighing the bad half) wasn't much better then what would have happened otherwise, and hell if we'd gotten something like the Thrawn trilogy, well let's be frank even people who hate it don't have an argument against the claim it that Heir to the Empire would have made a better movie then TFA did.

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