I can’t tell you how sick I am of writing Star Wars Episode VIII in the articles for LRM. There’s something about it that feels so incomplete. Sure, the title for these films have never been amazing (I’m looking at you, Attack of the Clones), but there’s something nice about having a tangible title to work with.
Unfortunately, it sounds like I’m going to have to get over my damn self on that front, because if actress Daisy Ridley is right, we’ll likely not get a title for the flick for a good while.
Speaking with the podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno, Ridley said the following regarding a title for the film:
“I heard a title, but I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s going to be that. I really donâ€™t know much about anything. I heard the title a long time ago before we started filming, and so I feel some things have slightly tweaked during production. Itâ€™s going to be a while before itâ€™s released I imagine.”
Of course, like with any information that comes from a cast member, we can’t necessarily take this as gospel. Actors hop from project to project, and in the grand scheme of things, are rather ancillary compared to the key creative team. As such, she likely wouldn’t be privy to something like the title — especially with a production as secretive as Star Wars.
If you’ll recall, Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequels, famously didn’t even know the title of Attack of the Clones until after it was announced. At the time, he was walking the red carpet promoting another film (which, if I recall, was likely Moulin Rouge!).
Let’s just hope Ridley doesn’t suffer the same surprise McGregor did. I for one am hoping for the title Star Wars: The Force Makes Coffee, but that one may not be in line with what Lucasfilm is going for.
Any ideas for what Star Wars Episode VIII could be called? Let us know your thoughts down below!