'Star Wars: Episode VIII': Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting For a Title. 'It's going to be a while before it's released', says Daisy Ridley
- The shoot is over and editing has commenced for Rian Johnson's much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VIII, but that doesn't mean that fans should expect to learn the official title of the movie just yet, according to star Daisy Ridley.
"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." Ridley is right to be cautious; Star Wars: The Force Awakens — which was named at the beginning of November, 2014, 13 months before its release — was shot under a different title, revealed by Lucasfilm's Pablo Hidalgo last year to be "Shadow of the Empire." While fans might expect a November 2016 announcement of Episode VIII's title based upon the 13-month-out timing of The Force Awakens being named, it's hardly a done deal; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had its title revealed in March 2015, almost two years ahead of that movie's upcoming release. One thing is for sure, however: whenever the title is announced, fans will likely cause a great disturbance in the Force speculating on what it means. Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released Dec. 15, 2017. Hopefully by that point, we'll know the title.