Rumors Suggest Star Wars: Episode VIII Will Have One of these Two Titles

Friday, 04 March 2016 - 3:37PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Friday, 04 March 2016 - 3:37PM
Rumors Suggest Star Wars: Episode VIII Will Have One of these Two Titles
We might just be settling down after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but that doesn't mean we can't start looking ahead to the next installment in the trilogy...even if that installment is still the best part of two years away. Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in production, and while we may be a long way from getting to see any footage, we're probably not that far off from learning the movie's full title. It's no surprise, therefore, that a couple of potential titles are rumored to be doing the rounds over at Disney HQ.

According to a post on Facebook (not the most reliable source, we admit), one of the potential titles is Star Wars: Tale of the Jedi Temple. Now, that might be fine for a Disney cartoon, but we're really not feeling it for the next installment in what is shaping up to be a huge blockbuster trilogy. But before you fret too much over this, there is another title for you to take into consideration....

As you may know, Rian Johnson and his team are currently in the middle of transforming the Croatian city of Dubrovnik into a major Star Wars city that may or may not have appeared in the prequels. The operation is a big one, and there has been a great deal of talk about it in the Croatian press. It's understandable then, that a Croation-based Star Wars fan-site has produced a report claiming that they've seen the 'real' title. According to a number of sources, Moscroatia.com claims that Episode VIII will be titled Star Wars: Order of the Dark Side, which I must admit is a great deal more palatable than 'Tale of the Jedi Temple'.

Taken out of context, it's so easy to hate movie titles for beloved franchises. It's important to take these rumors with a healthy pinch of salt, but it's also important to remember how we all reacted to previous Star Wars movie titles. Back in November of 2014, we distinctly remember there being something of an outrage when fans discovered that Episode VII would be called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and that all turned out ok in the end, didn't it?

So whatever the title ends up being, the chances are we aren't going to love it, but we should probably just focus on praying that the contents of the movie itself are what we'll fall in love with instead.

As for when we'll get an official announcement of the movie's title, the general consensus is that day will, of course, be May 4th.
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