Monday, January 23, 2017

Episode VIII is The Last Jedi

With all the hype about Rogue One, it's easy to forget that, oh yeah, there's another Star Wars flick headed down the pike in December. But even though we've known Episode VIII is on the way for awhile, the folks at Disney have been tight-lipped about the title for this installment of the saga -- until now. As revealed this morning via the graphic below, the next movie is Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

I love this title just for the imagery it conveys and the questions it raises. Is it Luke? Rey? Maybe Luke and then Rey? Does Luke die? Obviously with last year's sad passing of Carrie Fisher throwing into doubt what role Princess/General Leia Organa will play in future films, there's a lot of uncertainty about what to expect next, but at the very least we have a title to keep the speculative fires lit until the first trailer drops in (I assume) a few months.

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