8:06am PT by Aaron Couch
'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Title Revealed
Star Wars: Episode VIII has unveiled its name. The film will be titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The film, directed by Rian Johnson, picks up immediately after the events of 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which concluded with Rey (Daisy Ridley) finding Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who had been living in seclusion.
The cast also includes the late Carrie Fisher as Leia, who died Dec. 27. She had completed her work for the film, but had also been scheduled to appear in Episode IX. Lucasfilm has said it has no plans to use a digital re-creation of Carrie Fisher as Leia, as they did in December's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The Last Jedi also stars Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. They'll be joined by franchise newcomers Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.
Now that there's a title, the next question on everyone's minds: when is the trailer coming?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit theaters Dec. 15.