Star Wars: Episode VII finally has an official title. Disney announced this morning that the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise will be called The Force Awakens.
The new Star Wars movie isn’t slated to hit theaters until Christmas, 2015, but it looks like J.J. Abrams and crew are already ahead of schedule. Disney also announced today that principal photography had been completed on the new film.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has completed principal photography. #StarWarsVII #TheForceAwakens pic.twitter.com/mFTP9YbKNN
— Star Wars (@starwars) November 6, 2014
After the announcement, “The Force Awakens” quickly became the top trending topic on Facebook. Fans were a bit divided on the title but hey, you’re never going to please everybody.
The Force Awakens? Weird cuz in the first six movies the force seemed pretty AWAKE to me. — Mike O’Gorman (@mikeogorman) November 6, 2014
The Force Awakens is the official name of Episode 7. Great name indeed, can’t wait! #excited #StarWars
— Ognjen Koprivica (@ognjen_kop) November 6, 2014
The Force Awakens… that already sounds awesome — Clay Wilson (@Clay_Wilson4) November 6, 2014
THE FORCE AWAKENS THE FORCE HITS SNOOZE THE FORCE AWAKENS THE FORCE HITS SNOOZE AGAIN THE FORCE AWAKENS THE FORCE BRUSHES TEETH…
— ANGRYORC (@AngryOrc1) November 6, 2014
6am The Force Awakens 6:30am The Force Brushes Its Teeth 7am The Force Has A Coffee 7:30am The Force Has A Shower 8am The Force Goes To Work — The_No_Show (@The_No_Show) November 6, 2014
‘The Force Awakens’ sort of feels quite classic while not aping any of the existing names. Sounds suitably epic, anyway.
— Ben Parfitt (@BenParfitt) November 6, 2014
The force may have been awake and active during the previous six Star Wars film but Episode VII promises to be a new beginning for the franchise. It’s unclear what the title implies (does a new character find the force or does it have galactic implications) but we’re pretty excited for December 18, 2015.