The Lucasfilm unit of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) announced recently that the official title of Episode VIII or the next chapter of most-anticipated Star Wars would be THE LAST JEDI.
On the official site of Star Wars, it is announced, “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.”
Rian Johnson is the writer and director of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, which will be released on 15 December 2017.
The weight of 11 months
Will the Star Wars fans be able to carry the wait and weight of 11 months for the next chapter of Skywalker saga, the famous sci-fi? Well, the window period before Luke Skywalker appears from the faraway galaxy on the silver screen is long, but the excitement has been upped by announcing the name of the next movie.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI takes the baton from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a franchise’s release of 2015, which marked a bumper opening and record box office collection. Hauling $936 million in North America, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a film that established a high benchmark for the domestic box office record. The film had a worldwide collection of over $2 billion.
This would be the second chapter of Star Wars saga, which has a total of three instalments. The film by Disney and Lucasfilm is much awaited among the fans. The third chapter of this film will appear in 2019.
So, who is this mysterious character- “The Last Jedi?”
The fans who have seen Star Wars closely know that perhaps The Last Jedi is some mysterious character. But, of course, the answer is the film’s “hero”- Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill. He shall be perhaps, the last Jedi in this whole wide universe, and we say so from the hints of its predecessor.