It’s official, folks! The next Star Wars movie has a title, and it’s a doozy.
Moments ago, Disney and Lucasfilm announced (via the official Star Wars twitter account) that the next film in the Skywalker Saga will be called:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Here’s the tweet that contains the big reveal:
It’s a fitting title that feels right at home with previous names in the Star Wars saga. It’s presumably referring to Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker. As we know, Luke became the last Jedi during the course of the Original Trilogy. With Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Anakin Skywalker all perishing, that left Luke as the last of that noble order.
We already know that Luke is expected to be a huge part of the next Star Wars film, and J.J. Abrams has said in the past that the thing that made him change his mind and decide to work on the new Trilogy was the idea of exploring who Luke Skywalker is. If this title is any indication, we’re finally going to get that full-scale look at who Luke has become in the years since Return of The Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out on December 15. It was directed by Rian Johnson.