Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi title revealed, and Carrie Fisher will costar!
Star Wars Episode VIII is arguable the most anticipated movie of the year, coming out in late December. The details surrounding the film have been kept a secret, including even a title. Disney announced that the new title to Episode VIII will be: The Last Jedi.
The Force Awakens took the galaxy of cinema by storm, grossing over $2 billion worldwide in 2015, becoming the number one movie of all time. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will take place right after The Force Awakens, which ended with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Rey (Daisey Ridley) meeting on an epic glacial mountain, light saber in hand.
The Last Jedi will also feature Carrie Fisher reprising her iconic Princess Leia role, now General Leia Organa. Filming had wrapped before Fisher’s untimely death in December 2016.
Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Anthony Daniels, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie will also reprise their roles. Joining the cast will be Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.
The minimalist poster that was exclusively released by Disney features the iconic Star Wars font floating around in a galaxy far, far away, but this time the font is red, not yellow. Given that the title is The Last Jedi and the font is red, one can only image that this next chapter will be a bit darker, and Luke Skywalker might be in danger.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will open December 15, 2017.