STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII Officially Titled THE LAST JEDI
Star Wars: Episode VIII, followup to 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has a name. Disney and Lucasfilm have finally revealed the title as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with the film’s first teaser poster suggesting dark times ahead.
Director and writer Rian Johnson recently explained the eighth episodic installment of the saga picks up right where The Force Awakens left off, with a “large part” of the movie detailing just why exiled Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has been living on the solitary planet of Ahch-to, while Jedi-in-training Rey (Daisy Ridley) is “taking her first step to coming to terms with this thing inside her that she never knew was there and is just starting to reveal its potential.” Star Wars: The Last Jedi will sadly be the final role of General Leia Organa actress Carrie Fisher, who passed away last month at the age of 60. “Episode VIII will have an air of melancholy about it that it doesn’t need or deserve,” Hamill shared with Yahoo Movies.
Plot details remain under wraps. Starring Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro and Carrie Fisher, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15th.