Star Wars: Episode VIII officially titled The Last Jedi

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Jan 23, 2017

We still have almost a whole year to wait until we see director Rian Johnson's Star Wars sequel, but now we officially know the title:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Ominous, right?

Lucasfilm confirmed the title today, though in classic Star Wars fashion, the reveal was light on details. The film marks the next chapter in the new Skywalker Saga trilogy, picking up after the events of The Force Awakens.

Now the real question is: Which Jedi is it referring to? Is it in regard to Rey's emergence as a Jedi, or Luke's return to the fray in the final scene of The Force Awakens?

Or maybe Finn! He looked pretty cool with that lightsaber, right?

Yeah, we'll probably have to wait a few (or several) months to find out.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman, J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin and Tom Karnowski. The film is set to open Dec. 15, 2017.

What do you think of the title? Who (or what) is it referring to?