Rumor of the day: Is this the title of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII?

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Dec 17, 2018, 11:00 PM EST (Updated)

With most of the cast list finally official, a new rumor is circulating that the official title of J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars sequel has also leaked into the wild. So what is it?

Take it with a grain of salt at the moment, but according to Movie Pilot, the film’s title will be Star Wars: Episode VII – The Order of the Jedi. They don’t cite any specific source, just that it's an "insider" on social media, so no clue on where they allegedly got the intel. 

This isn’t the first title to start floating around, and many believed the film would be called A New Dawn, at least until Disney announced a new tie-in novel of the same name. The name isn’t flashy, but it makes sense the new sequel will be Jedi-focused, so who knows?

Another interesting bit: Their report states that Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o will be playing Asajj Ventress, who is a character used in the recently canceled Star Wars: Clone Wars series. Admittedly, it’s odd to think they’d carry over a Clone Wars character to the big screen — but we do know Clone Wars is still considered canon, so it’s certainly possible.

Other notes from the report include claims that Daisy Ridley is playing a member of the Solo family, Max Von Sydow’s character is a voice-only role, Luke Skywalker will be the “Obi-Wan” type character this time around, Han Solo is high commander of the New Republic, Leia is now the queen, and the big baddie will not be a Sith Lord.

All those tidbits are semi-plausible, but again, we’d take these with a grain of salt for now. The Han Solo bit makes some sense, especially coupled with reports that Harrison Ford will play a substantial role in Episode VII. High commander would probably translate into a key role, we’d think.

Do you like the alleged title? What about the plot points -- which of these would you like to see come true?

(Via Movie Pilot)

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