'Star Wars Episode VII' Has An Official Title That Makes It Sound Like A Sleepy Disney Addition
The return of Star Wars to theaters everywhere via Disney won't actually take place for over a year, but in the meantime, at least we've got a name. Welcome Star Wars: The Force Awakens to that galaxy far far away, because with every passing month, it's going to be more and more unavoidable. This is where the fun stuff starts.
The announcement came via Disney's Twitter through another announcement: That the film had wrapped principal photography. The Force Awakens is slated to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015 and will star Star Wars classics like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill alongside relative newbies like Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, and Andy Serkis.
As for that title, it's at least a less controversial choice than Warner Bros.' Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and it makes sense right off the bat: This movie will be set 30 years after the events of Episode VI. One can assume things have been at least relatively quiet in those 30 years, so it adds up nicely that something would... awaken. But make no mistake: There is plenty of opportunity for punnage and wordplay in this title. In fact, it's practically required. It just paints such a visual image.
Fits right into the Disney family.
I mean, it practically writes itself: