Tuesday, January 24, 2017
With the release of the first spin-off film in "Rogue One" now in the rear view mirror, Star Wars fans have turned their attention to the impending release of the next numerical installment in the franchise... And that is Episode VIII. Thanks to the official Star Wars Facebook page, we now have a title to that chapter, and that is "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"!
Via the official FB post itself, the description reads as:
"We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.
THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski."
From the title alone, it sounds like Episode VIII will deal with the Jedi legacy - specifically Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill), who was last seen at the end of The Force Awakens and found by Rey.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in December 2017.