To say the new J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars films are highly anticipated would be an understatement and now we at long last know a crucial piece of the puzzle for their first installment. Entertainment Weekly reports that the first film in the new trilogy will be called Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.
EW doesn’t give us any further details about what significance this name has to the film’s story and only says that the name was revealed just as the movie is finishing up its final day of shooting. Just because they’re about to wrap up filming the movie, however, doesn’t mean it’s close to being finished since it still has to go through a lengthy post-production process.
The Force Awakens is set to be released next year and will feature past Star Wars favorites Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo), and will be directed by the aforementioned J.J. Abrams. Details of the film’s story have been kept under very tight wraps, although it obviously takes place after the fall of the Empire in Episode VI and will involve older versions of the original Star Wars trilogy’s heroes.