Even if you’re not a fan of the franchise you might have heard that a new Star Wars movie has been released after many years, and that it’s called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Disney made sure that it got the world out about this movie and it’s safe to say that it succeeded. It turns out that what we now know as The Force Awakens originally had an entirely different title which was later changed so as to not cause any confusions.

This according to LucasFilm creative executive Pablo Hidalgo who revealed over Twitter that The Force Awakens originally had a title that was the same as an old navel. Changing it was inevitable since there are so many novels so the decision was made in the interest of not causing any confusion.

Hidalgo revealed that the movie was originally called Shadow of the Empire, it’s almost similar to the novel Shadows of the Empire, which arrived back in 1996 and took place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. It was a novel written by Steve Perry with Shadows of the Empire later being spread across comics and even a video game.

Disney has already made it clear that many of the Star Wars stories that aren’t from the original six movies no longer enjoy a pivotal place in the storyline, all of that is now treated as the “expanded universe.” What do you think, should they have gone with Shadow of the Empire or is The Force Awakens a fitting title for Star Wars: Episode VII?

Filed in General. Read more about , and .

Discover more from Ubergizmo

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading