New Star Wars film title revealed

The official title of Star Wars: Episode VIII has been announced: The Last Jedi.

In a statement on the official website, film-makers said: “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.”

Episode 8 – The Last Jedi will be released in December.

It’s official. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is the next chapter of the Skywalker saga. This December. 

There’s no trailer yet, but Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kenndy hinted there’ll be one out in the spring.

The movie will shoot in Feb and we’ll see some stuff towards Spring says Lucasfllm President Kathleen Kennedy

Cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels and Lupita Nyong’o will be returning for Episode 8.

It will also feature the late Carrie Fisher as filming finished before her death in December last year.

Rogue One

Image captionRogue One: A Star Wars Story was the first of three standalone spin-off films

The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman.

It’s executive producers are J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.


Image captionRogue One took £52.1m at the UK box office in 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the first of three standalone spin-off films.

It took £52.1m at the UK box office in 2016, a million pounds more than Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The Force Awakens, which was released in 2015, made a total of £123.2m.


Source: BBC