Is this the news you've been looking for? We think so. It's been revealed that the title of the eighth Star Wars movie is the grandiose-sounding and powerful The Last Jedi.
Confirmed by Disney via Twitter the new moniker also comes with the following artwork treatment. Feast your eyes and try not to pass out in excitement.
Now you've recovered, it's perhaps time to begin speculating on the meaning of the title. The natural assumption is it refers to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), whom Rey (Daisy Ridley) located at the end of 2015's The Force Awakens. But given Rey is one with the Force and is poised to become a powerful Jedi warrior in her own right, where does the 'last' come into it? Are we to assume that it refers to Luke being the last of the old order, one that will pass into history upon his expiration?
The fact that the title is centred around the word 'Jedi' no doubt indicates that the relationship between the two characters is central to the storyline, as Ridley's heroine steps up her training ahead of her conflict with the fearsome Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Whatever we can glean from it, we love how its starkly dramatic quality evokes classic Star Wars titles like The Empire Strikes Back.
Directed by Looper filmmaker Rian Johnson the movie also sees the return of Finn (John Boyega), Leia (Carrie Fisher), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Snoke (Andy Serkis). Oscar nominee Laura Dern and Oscar winner Benicio del Toro are also onboard in as-yet-undisclosed roles.
The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is poised to drop this spring, and rest assured we'll be bringing you a breakdown of it when it arrives. In the meantime share your thoughts @Cineworld. The movie is released on 15th December.