It may only be a few words at face value, but when a Star Wars title is revealed to the masses, fans understandably get excited. After spending more than a year of referring to the movie (in this case a main saga installment) as Star Wars: Episode 'fill in the blank,' that title provides a small, yet essential, clue towards what the story will be about. Right now, Star Wars: Episode VIII is the main movie fans are wracking their brains about, but according to Daisy Ridley, we may not learn what the title is for a long time.
While appearing on the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast (via Furious Fanboys), Ridley explained that while she did a possible title before principal photography began, a lot has happened since then, and she's not sure if director Rian Johnson and the rest of the creative team will stick
I heard a title, but I don't know if it's going to be that. I really don't know much about anything. I heard the title a long time ago before we started filming, and so I feel some things have slightly tweaked during production. It's going to be a while before it's released I imagine.
Search around on the internet and you'll find plenty of speculation about what Star Wars: Episode VIII will be called, but nothing has been even hinted at officially yet. With everything set up by The Force Awakens, whether it's Rey training with Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren going back to study under Snoke or any other number of things, there are too many possibilities for what those three or four crucial words could be. Like Daisy Ridely said, even the behind-the-scenes team might not have it cemented yet, as production can alter plans. Either way, at least Ridley can look forward to being clued in before the rest of the public gets the information.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, previously just known as Episode VII, announced its title on November 6, 2014, approximately 13 months before the movie was released. That could mean Episode VIII will drop its title around the same time the November, but that's not guaranteed. Other rumors point to the title reveal being saved for Star Wars Celebration next April, but it's hard to imagine Lucasfilm keeping a lid on it for that long, even though they are better at keeping details secret than most blockbuster franchises. Besides, the Celebration happens only eight months before Episode VIII is released, and rarely does a movie as gigantic as a Star Wars adventure announce a title that late into the game.
Whatever it ends up being titled, Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters on December 15, 2017. Feel free to leave your own ideas about what the movie should be called in the comments section.