Star Wars Episode VIII now has an OFFICIAL title – The Last Jedi and its set to pick up right where Episode VII: The Force Awakens left off.
The official title of highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VIII has just been announced.
Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
The news broke in a tweet from the official Star Wars UK account, which read: “It’s official. THE LAST JEDI is the next chapter of the Skywalker saga. This December. #TheLastJedi”
A statement on starwars.com said: “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.”
The Last Jedi, latest in the Skywalker saga in a galaxy far far away will pick up right where The Force Awakens left off. That means Rogue One and the upcoming Han Solo film will be standalone films in what has been termed the Star Wars Anthology series.
The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher, in her last movie appearance before her untimely passing and series newcomers Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, and John Boyega all reprising their roles from Episode VII. It is being written and directed by Rian Johnson who revealed that Fisher had finished shooting her scenes for the Last Jedi before her death in 2016.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released worldwide on 15 December 2017.