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Episode VIII Will Be Called ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi will explode into cinemas with the force of a thermal detonator on December 15, 2017.

So far, not a whole lot is known about the upcoming Episode VIII of Star Wars. Writer/Director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) will be handling the writing and directing for the movie, and we can assume there will be a bunch of returning characters. However, we did just get a big, and interesting bit of news, the title for the movie. Episode VIII is now officially called Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Do We Know Much Else About Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Nope. Lucasfilm did say that Carrie Fisher has finished filming her role for Episode VIII before her recent passing, so she’ll be in the movie as well, but it’s unknown how her passing will affect the plot. Otherwise, plot details are being locked down.

Among the returning characters are the original trilogy crew of Luke, Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Chewbacca, and the Force Awakens crew of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), Lieutenant Connix (Billie Lourd), Admiral Ackbar (Timothy Rose), Unkar Plutt (Simon Pegg), Nien Nunb (Mike Quinn) and Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis).

In addition, actors Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Noah Segan will be in the movie, in roles that have yet to be revealed. Finally, Tom Hardy and Gary Barlow will both cameo in the movie as Stormtroopers, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards will also have a cameo, and Warwick Davis will be in the movie as well, in a secret role.

One final bit of important information that we do know about Star Wars: the Last Jedi is that the legendary John Williams is returning to write the score.

Featured Image: Disney / Lucasfilm

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