Star Wars movies carry an episode number. That’s just the way it has been but that’s going to change this year. The next installment in this popular franchise is due later this year and it picks up from the final shot of Star Wars: Episode VII a.k.a The Force Awakens. The upcoming movie is commonly referred to as Star Wars: Episode VIII right now but it won’t be called that after today as Lucasfilm has finally confirmed the official Star Wars: Episode VIII title.
The studio has confirmed today what the official Star Wars: Episode VIII title is. The new movie is going to be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As you can see, there will be no more episode numbers to remember.
The title itself doesn’t give away any clues about the plot itself. The movie will pick up from the final scene of Episode VII in which we saw Rey giving a recluse Luke Skywalker his old lightsaber. It would appear that Skywalker is the last Jedi that’s referred to in the title, but we may be in for a surprise.
Not much is known about the plot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at this point in time, but we do know that the late Carrie Fisher completed filming her scenes so we’ll get to see her play Leia Organa one last time.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is slated to hit the big screen on December 15th, 2017.