Star Wars fans are just a few short months away from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but they’re well over a year away from Star Wars: Episode 8. Rogue One certainly looks like it’ll scratch the galaxy far, far away itch, but the impending release of Episode 8 is looming over the franchise with some big questions left unanswered. Questions like: how is Chewbacca doing after the untimely passing of his best friend? How long did Rey and Luke stare at each other before Luke snatched his old lightsaber from her hands and ask, “sup?” We need to know, Lucasfilm.
The dark night of the soul is coming in Episode 8, it’s just the way trilogies work. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. Maybe Kylo Ren isn’t done offing heroes. Surely some hint as to what’s happening in the Star Wars universe would be in the next movie’s title, but Daisy Ridley hinted that we wouldn’t know what’s going to be under the massive, yellow Star Wars crawl for quite some time.
The Hollywood Reporter‘s astute ears picked up this disappointing news:
“I heard a title [for the movie], but I don’t know if it’s going to be that,” Ridley said during an appearance on the My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast. “I heard the title a long time ago before we started filming, and so I feel some things have slightly tweaked during production. It’s going to be a while before it’s released, I imagine.”
The Force Awakens received its title in November 2014, so could the next film’s title be revealed around the same time? Or perhaps Lucasfilm will release the name of the movie with a slick trailer before fans watch Rogue One. That’s the type of fan-friendly marketing that would put a smile on every theater-goers face.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)