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The Official Title for Star Wars Episode VIII Revealed – ‘The Last Jedi’

More Casting Announcements

Lucasfilm announced on Monday morning that the latest installment in the Skywalker saga will be titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

As you can see in the official teaser poster for the film, the Star Wars name is in red, which was also the case for 1983’s Return of the Jedi, originally called Revenge of the Jedi.

No Plans to Digitize Carrie Fisher in Future Star Wars Sequels

Lucasfilm Statement

Carrie Fisher‘s character of General Leia Organa won’t be digitized into any of the other upcoming films. Lucasfilm issued a statement to correct the rumors that while Carrie Fisher has died, her Princess Leia may live on.

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ is 2017’s Most Anticipated by Fandango

Most Anticipated Movie

Disney-Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode VIII topped Fandango‘s annual survey of the coming year’s most anticipated movies. In second place is Disney and Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 with Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast making up the top 3 for 2017.

Outside of Disney movies, Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman and Sony-Marvel’s origins story Spider-Man: Homecoming round out the top five.

John Williams to Score ‘Indiana Jones 5’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

A Prolific Composer

A prolific and respected film music composer, John Williams has confirmed to Variety that he will compose the scores for both sequels from director Steven Spielberg and Rian Johnson.

Williams’ themes for Rey and Kylo Ren (Episode VII) are very good, not to mention the classic scores he brought back for the film.

First Teaser and New Cast for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

More Casting Announcements

The cameras are now rolling for Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson, and the confirmation came with the first brief teaser and some more casting announcements.

Benicio Del Toro has been confirmed to take part, while Laura Dern has joined alongside newcomer Kelly Marie Tran. Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew nor Max von Sydow are included in this cast announcement.

‘Star Wars VIII’ Won’t Face ‘Avatar 2’ at the Box Office

James Cameron

In a move that should surprise no one, the sequel to the 2009 mega-blockbuster won’t be ready by Christmas 2017.

According to The Wrap, the release date of James Cameron’s Avatar 2 is being pushed back to an unknown date as a result of Star Wars: Episode VIII’s move to December 15, 2017.

Disney Pushes Back ‘Episode VIII,’ Moves Up New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

New Release Date

Disney and Lucasfilm announced that they pushed Star Wars: Episode VIII from May 26, 2017 back to December 15, 2017. Instead, the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is moving up to the previously held spot for Rian Johnson‘s sequel.