Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently filming in London before moving to an on-location shoot in Croatia. While we’ve since learned that the secret working title of the movie is Space Bear, rumored promotional material posted on Reddit, which has since been removed, seemingly reveals the real title. Can it possibly be trusted?
The title, which is supposedly going to be officially announced soon, is, drum role, please… Star Wars: Tale of the Jedi Temple. This news arrived with some fairly unrevealing set photos. Though there is a leaked image that shows what appears to be a silver Landspeeder under a tarp. Neither Disney nor Lucasfilm has confirmed that Star Wars: Tale of the Jedi Temple is the real title of the sequel. And, as one Reddit user said, it sounds a little too on the nose.
The official Star Wars: Episode VIII title is said to be revealed in a grand ceremony on May 4th, otherwise known as International Star Wars Day. Again, that has not been verified by anyone associated with the movie. And Star Wars: Tale of the Jedi Temple sounds like just one of many rumored titles we may hear leading up to the big reveal. MosCroatia already has a second title they claim is real. And it is Star Wars: The Order of the Dark Side. If this is true, it gives the Star Wars: The Force Awakens follow-up a very Empire like flavor.
Both of the titles make a fair amount of sense. But they also sound rather bland and cheesy. Though, Star Wars has not been afraid of B-Movie titles in the past. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones immediately comes to mind.
Star Wars: Tale of the Jedi Temple, or rather Star Wars: The Order of the Dark Side, or whatever it is being called, is gearing up to shoot in Debrovnik, Croatia. And it is said that dress rehearsals begin tonight. This portion of the sequel is being shot on public streets, and will utilize a local souvenir shop, turning it into a galactic outpost. Rumored to be on set for the shoot are Mark Hamill as Luke, Carrie Fisher as General Leia, Daisy Ridley as Rey and Benicio Del Toro as an as yet unidentified character. As of right now, none of this has been confirmed by anybody. But we may see set photos emerge soon. While we wait, take a look at what could be Luke’s shiny new landspeeder along with the supposedly leaked promotional art which features both possible titles.
Star Wars: Episode VIII comes to theaters December 15th, 2017.