Episode VIII of the main Star Wars film saga has an official title, Disney revealed on Monday: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
Our first impression is that nothing related to Star Wars should ever make mention of the “last” anything. As far as we’re concerned, Star Wars should and will continue for all eternity and story lines and characters will never be complete. (OK, sorry, Han.)
Episode VII, “The Force Awakens,” ended with Rey finding Luke Skywalker and handing him his lightsaber. Mark Hamill teased that jumping off point for Episode VIII in a Facebook video last year.
An adventure just beginning…. #StillNoDialogue #RianHasMoreLinesThanMe #Wait4VIII #StarWars #StarWarsEpVIII Star Wars
Posted by Mark Hamill on Monday, February 15, 2016
“The Last Jedi” is written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film will be in theaters Dec. 15.
On Twitter, Star Wars fans had fun trying to imagine what Episode IX might be called if the universe is suddenly all out of Jedi.
— Liam Rookyard (@Rooks9295) January 23, 2017
Star Wars Episode IX: "Sorry, we're out of Jedi."
— Darth Sidious (@dorkhideous) January 23, 2017
I’m hoping Episode IX is titled “With a Kiss,” making the trilogy a complete sentence.
— Rogue Goat (@billygoat) January 23, 2017
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Episode IX: Whoa, Hey, We Found This Other Jedi
Episode X: OK, We Promise, This Is DEFINITELY The LAST Jedi
— Greg Tepper (@Tepper) January 23, 2017
Star Wars episode IX title leaked pic.twitter.com/M4G7boxpnb
— zoe the raccoon D-11 (@artoopio) January 23, 2017