‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Originally Had Another Title

After years of anticipation, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here and it’s breaking numerous box office records day by day. The project was announced back in 2013, when Disney revealed its plans to acquire Lucasfilm and shortly after, J.J Abram was brought on board to direct the film, as well as Lawrence Kasdan, who rewrote Michael Arndt’s original script. During the two years of development that followed, The Force Awakens went by many different titles and now we know at least one of them.

During a twitter exchange, Pablo Hidalgo, who works as a Creative Executive for the Lucasfilm story group, revealed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was originally titled Shadow of the Empire. If that title sounds familiar to you, it’s because it was named after a novel of the same name, which was written by Steve Perry back in 1996.



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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.