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‘The Last Jedi’ revealed as title for ‘Star Wars’ VIII

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    This image released by Lucasfilm shows a scene from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The Walt Disney Co. announced today the title for the next chapter in the Skywalker saga, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The film is to be released on December 15.

NEW YORK >> “Star Wars: Episode VIII” finally has a title: “The Last Jedi.”

The Walt Disney Co. announced the title for the next chapter in the Skywalker saga today. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be released Dec. 15.

Speculation over just who the last Jedi is immediately ran rampant on social media. “The Force Awakens” chronicled Daisy Ridley’s Rey discovering her powers with the Force, but ended ominously with a withdrawn Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a remote island. If there’s to be just one Jedi left, Luke’s days could be numbered.

In an interview today at the Sundance Film Festival, Mark Hamill said he liked that the title was “straightforward” and “minimalist.”

“They told us that when we were making the movie and I said don’t tell me these things. I talk in my sleep,” said Hamill. “They have us so jacked up with paranoia over leaks.”

Writer-director Rian Johnson has previously said “Episode VIII” will start right where “The Force Awakens” left off.

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  • Didn’t like the last two episodes of the Star War Saga.Rogue and The Force Awakens. Seems like the story lines & plot were rushed and seemed awfully familiar to previous Star War films. Disney Owns the rights to the Star War franchise,but I think it’s time we bring back George Lucas to at least….. Direct & Produce the remaining series.

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