While the announcement of the new Star Wars: Episode VIII title has taken much of the world by surprise, one super-fan had it pegged all along.
News broke this morning that Episode VIII had officially been titled The Last Jedi. Over a year ago however, a Reddit user said that exact title was one of three solid options for the new movie.
User Trumundo posted a question in the movies subreddit last year, asking others what they thought could be the title of Episode VIII.
Another user broke down the titles of the previous seven films, and deduced that there was definitely a formula. Following that, hundreds of people made their thoughts on the issue known.
Trumundo went back and edited the intitial question, stating that they had three possible titles - given the rules and patterns that had been laid out.
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These titles were Prophecy Of The Sith, The Sith Prophecy, and The Last Jedi (plural). The word Jedi can be singular or plural, so Trumundo was hinting that it would be referring to a group of Jedi, not just one.
Props to Trumundo, you had the jump on the rest of us.0comments
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017 release. The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles.