‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Title Is ‘The Last Jedi’

Star Wars The Last JediThe title of Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars movie has been shrouded in secrecy for a very long time now, but that changes today.

Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced that the next installment in the episodic saga films is called Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That’s not one of the rumored titles that have been floating around over the past few months, but it’s still perfect.

As Johnson told USA Today last month, Episode VIII‘s title has been set ever since he wrote the film’s first draft. It’s clear that Disney and Lucasfilm were waiting for the Rogue One train to slow down before revealing it, but it’s rather surprising that the announcement came a day after the Gareth Edwards-directed spin-off crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.

Here’s what Johnson had to say after the news broke:

Written and directed by Johnson, The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis, as well as franchise newcomers Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15, 2017.

Source: StarWars.com

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Napi

    Sure… the last jedi

  • Peter James

    I guess “Age of {*insert_serious_sounding_thing_here*}” was already taken.

    The Last Dragon….
    The Last Samurai….
    The Last Airbender…
    The Last Jedi….

    Why not?

    • Adam Gonzales

      You forgot The Last Knight, The Last Kingdom and The Last Crusade!

  • Sammy Boy

    Oh…I had something more like “Shrouds of the Dark Side” in mind