At long last Disney and Lucasfilm have revealed and confirmed the full name for Star Wars Episode 7 from director and co-writer J.J. Abrams. It is… drum roll… Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: Episode VII news has been hard to come by over the past couple months since Harrison Ford returned to the shoot following his leg injury incident on the Millennium Falcon set. There have been concept art leaks here and there, but looking for anything official from Lucasfilm has turned up tumbleweeds.
We do know that Lucasfilm held a wrap party last week to signal shooting on Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens had concluded. The screen-used R2-D2 was on display at the party, but no mention of the film’s name came from it.
Now that we know the name of Star Wars: Episode VII is The Force Awakens, the next question to wonder is why tell us now, on November 6, 2014, more than a year before the film comes out? I’m speculating here, but there may be something else coming down the pipe, a Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens teaser trailer, perhaps, that might have led to the name being leaked before it could be officially announced.
As for any meaning behind the name The Force Awakens, it’s pretty clear that the Jedi and possibly even Sith will rise up to battle one another again.
Update: Here’s the official tweet from Lucasfilm that announces the Star Wars Episode 7 movie titled.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has completed principal photography. #StarWarsVII #TheForceAwakens pic.twitter.com/mFTP9YbKNN
— Star Wars | Andor Premieres Sept 21 on Disney+ (@starwars) November 6, 2014