It’s official: Star Wars: Episode VIII is titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
A mere 326 days until release date, we still know surprisingly little about the latest film in the Skywalker saga, with no official material released from the astronomically anticipated production beyond a little video announcing the start of filming.
The news was announced in a tweet from the official Star Wars account, which read: “It’s official. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is the next chapter of the Skywalker saga. This December.#TheLastJedi”
— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) January 23, 2017
It also contained a link to a statement on starwars.com which 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.”
The Last Jedi will follow The Force Awakens in the main Star Wars narrative; Rogue One and the forthcoming Han Solo film are standalone films in what is termed the Star Wars Anthology series.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on 15 December.