Thanks to THR, we can now confirm that the title for Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII will be called The Last Jedi.
The recent announcement already has fans theorising on what the title could mean, though we already know that the film follows the events of The Force Awakens, which ended with Rey (Daisy Ridley) finding Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
This news comes not long after the death of Carrie Fisher, who will also be appearing in The Last Jedi. Though she was meant to appear in episode IX, Lucasfilm has confirmed that it won’t be digitally re-creating Fisher’s Leia.
Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran are all newcomers to the franchise, making their debut in Episode XIII alongside The Force Awakens stars Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in cinemas on December 14 in New Zealand and Australia, and on December 15 in the US and UK.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter