Star Wars VII Receives Official Title: The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens

It’s official, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the title of the upcoming film and yes, Episode VII is not part of its title. As Justin Bolger says so astutely, this could likely mean there’s a lot more Star Wars coming (beyond what’s already been announced) à la Marvel or it was just simply an artistic choice or a way to make it feel easier for new fans to jump into. The official site also confirms certain returning characters, in case you weren’t sure from the casting announcement a few months ago. And with the title behind us now, a (rumored) trailer can’t be that far behind, can it? Or, as satisfying and exciting as this reveal was, are we (me) Star Wars fans just never satiated? Probably. Maybe. Most likely. Either way, prepared to be awoken (sorry) December 18, 2015.

Kotaku has a pretty good round up of some of the snark and/or excitement over the title that overtook Twitter upon TFA‘s announcement. And as usual, the tweet round up over at Club Jade is chock full of goodies, including the fact that Lucasfilm bought theforceawakens.com today to avoid a leak. UPDATE: But the strangest thing is someone actually predicted the film’s title two years ago over at TheForce.Net’s forums, which TFN tracked down the user and got her input on how she came up with the one guess to rule them all.

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