Star Wars Episode VIII titled ‘The Last Jedi’

The title for Star Wars Episode VIII has been officially announced!

It is called ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.

The announcement was made on the official StarWars.com website. According to it the movie will be directed by Rian Johnson.

Rian Johnson is known for directing SciFi thrillers like ‘Looper’, which is about time travelling mobsters and hit-men.

Rian Johnson (Image attributed to: Gage Skidmore,  commons.wikimedia.org)
Rian Johnson (Image attributed to: Gage Skidmore, commons.wikimedia.org)

It will be executive produced by J. J. Abrams who is well-known for revitalizing both Star Trek and Star Wars.

He directed the 2009 Star Trek movie and the 2015 Star Wars movie (Episode VII: The Force Awakens).

The movie is set for release in December 2017.

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