Star Wars: Episode VIII Is Now Star Wars: The Last JediJames Whitbrook1/23/17 11:11amFiled to: Star WarsStar Wars: Episode VIIIStar Wars: The Last Jedi98064EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe next chapter of the Star Wars saga finally has a name, and it’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.AdvertisementThe title was announced through StarWars.com this morning. And before you forget, Jedi is plural and singular, so don’t get too worried about the fate of Rey or Luke from the name alone.It’s a suitably ominous title for the middle chapter of the new saga, but what could it mean? Obviously, despite the fact that Jedi can be a plural as well as a singular noun, many are going to see it as signs of an ominous fate for Luke Skywalker—passing down the Jedi teachings to Rey before meeting his own fate (or, shock twist that will never happen: Rey dies, leaving Luke as the titular final Jedi).AdvertisementLikewise, it could refer to the both of them, as they’re seemingly all that’s left standing from the ruins of Luke’s ill-fated attempt to resurrect the Jedi Order before the events of The Force Awakens. We’ve even heard rumors recently about Rey’s training under Luke, and this could be a nod to her not really being a Jedi yet, as she takes her first step into a larger world.But really, we don’t know all that much yet. We do however know that The Last Jedi is a pretty damn cool title.Written and directed by Rian Johnson, and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman, J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theaters December 15, 2017.What We Know About The Last Jedi (So Far)Does This Star Wars Force For Change Video Reveal the Resistance Base from Episode VIII?Star Wars: Episode VIII Begins Filming Mark Hamill's Face and Adds New Cast MembersDaisy Ridley Heavily Implies Rey's Parents Will Be Revealed in Star Wars: Episode VIIIDirector Rian Johnson Keeps Revealing Clues About Star Wars: Episode VIIIThe Director of Star Wars: Episode VIII Talks Luke's Plans and Rey's PotentialSee the First Photos of Brand New Aliens and Ships in Star Wars Episode VIIICarrie Fisher Had Already Completed Her Work on Star Wars: Episode VIII7 Things We Learned About Star Wars: Episode VIIIWhat the Hell Is Going On With Rey's Hair in Episode VIII That Daisy Ridley Has to Keep It Secret?James Whitbrookjames.email@example.com@JWhitbrookJames is a staff writer for io9. He reads comics so you don't have to—but sometimes you should anyway!