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Star Wars: Episode 8 will be called The Last Jedi

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Hits theaters in December

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The eighth installment in the Star Wars franchise will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm announced today.

In an interview earlier this month with USA Today, director Rian Johnson said The Last Jedi would focus on what’s been going on with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). What Luke has been up to since his disappearance will be the main question that Johnson will explore.

“I’m approaching it with a take that I hope feels honest and real and is going to be interesting to folks and make sense,” Johnson said.

The Last Jedi takes place directly after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which ended with Rey (Daisy Ridley) finding Luke on Ahch-To. In the novelization of the movie, it’s revealed Ahch-To is home of the first Jedi Temple. The novelization marks the first time the planet is mentioned in the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released Dec. 15.


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