Lucasfilm has finally announced the official title for Star Wars Episode VIII. The studio released the first title treatment for the film where we see that the continuation of the saga will be The Last Jedi.

The internet immediately went crazy and many theories and questions were launched.

The red lettering points to one unequivocal fact, this time around the Empire will be on top. This is the balance between films. From A New Hope to The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Each film has been a high to low as the good versus evil continues. Here we see The Last Jedi bracketed by the traditional Star Wars emblem, which is outlined in what can only be described as “Sith red.”

If that’s not omnious enough, the title hints and the possible death of Luke Skywalker being as he is currently the last Jedi since Rey is under training. However, let’s not forget that when Luke himself was in training, Yoda was the last Jedi and he became one with the force near training’s end. The same could happen with Rey, becoming a Jedi as Luke becomes one with the force. Or, being as how Jedi is also plural for multiple Jedi, the last Jedi could be both Rey AND Luke Skywalker.

One thing we know for certain is that writer-director Rian Johnson has confirmed there will be no lapse in time between The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens, with the story picking up close to where the previous film left off: Rey standing before the self-banished Luke Skywalker , ready to start her Jedi training after helping to deal an explosive blow to The First Order.

Take a look at the title treatment below.


ohn Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, and the late Carrie Fisher return for Episode VIII, alongside franchise newcomers like Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran. The movie is produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, longtime Johnson collaborator Ram Bergman (Brick, Looper) and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

The Last Jedi will hit theaters on December 15, 2017.

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