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Star Wars: Episode VIII Title Revealed!?

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story only a few days and Star Wars: Episode VIII now just a year away from release, it’s only a matter of time until we start getting some news (and maybe even a teaser trailer?) for the second instalment of the Sequel Trilogy, and a trademark filing this week may have potentially revealed the title for Rian Johnson’s follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars Forces of Destiny Hi Res Logo
Star Wars Forces of Destiny Hi Res Logo

According to European Union Intellectual Property Office, Lucasfilm has filed a trademark in the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, which contains a lengthy list of goods which includes items from golf bags to ladies suspenders, as well as toys and most interestingly, motion pictures.

So, could Star Wars: Forces of Destiny be the title for Star Wars: Episode VIII? Would Lucasfilm be careless enough to reveal it through a trademark filing? And how does it compare to the previous rumoured titles Star Wars: Tale of the Jedi TempleStar Wars: The Order of the Dark Side, and Star Wars: Fall of the Resistance?

Star Wars VIII Teaser??

Rian Johnson, has triggered a huge wave of speculations and rumors about a Episode VIII teaser trailer with his latest post on Instagram, his post was followed by numerous comments on Johnson’s account, and interestingly one of them was from John Boyega himself, saying TEASER??? Hurrry Up!!… We’re not really sure if Johnson is teasing us about the Episode VIII title or upcoming teaser, or if he is just teasing us.

A photo posted by Rian Johnson (@riancjohnson) on

Star Wars VIII : Fall of the Resistance

It seems the title may have leaked for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode VIII. An image has found its way onto web, the photo reveals that the title of the film could be Star Wars: Fall of the Resistance, which seems quite a legit title. It’s claimed the photo was leaked from a member of Star Wars Celebration.

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star-wars-the-fall-of-the-resistance-leaked

An image like this could be faked, as I’ve quite easily replicated below …so for now we will consider it a rumor until Lucasfilm makes an official announcement.

Star Wars Fall of the Resistance Teaser Poster Leaked
Star Wars Fall of the Resistance Teaser Poster Leaked

Star Wars: Episode VIII Begins Filming

It’s official!! Director Rian Johnson (best known for Brick and Looper) has started rolling cameras on Star Wars: Episode VIII, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Iger provided updates on the studio’s ever-expanding Star Wars universe during The Walt Disney Co.’s quarterly earnings call, touting the gargantuan financial success of the The Force Awakens. It is only the third film in history to collect more than $2 billion at the global box office, and the only domestic release to collect more than $900 million. In addition, he said it earned more than $3 billion globally in consumer products.

Iger said the company had a simple strategy for the future of Star Wars: don’t lose sight of what sold all those tickets and merchandise.

“There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products,” he said. “Filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the next chapter of the legendary saga, has just commenced and it will be in theaters December 2017. And production of Episode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun.”

A rumour that has been doing the Geek Rounds relating to filming is that a mysterious film production company named Space Bear Industries, which is widely believed to have been set up as a working title name for filming of the next Star Wars: Episode VIII film.

Space Bear Industries have also announced filming dates in the southern Croatian city of Dubrovnik next month, filming will take place from the 11th -16th of March 2016 and locations include the city’s famous stone walls, the main street that runs through the old town called Stradun, Banj beach and one of the city’s castles.

Daisy Ridley also got in on the Episode VIII act this week as well with this post on Instagram showing some flowers with a VIII tag at the bottom.

But what’s more interesting if you look closer, the flowers are from Kathleen Kennedy with a parts of note saying “Dear Daisy, As we begin this tremendous…appreciation of your d… Kathleen”

Even her latest post on Instagram taken by someone sounding remarkably like John Boyega showing her training at what looks like the backlot of Pinewood.

Going back to Bob Iger’s Disney Co.’s earnings report (which you can listen to his web-cast here) he said that production has also begun on  Star Wars: Episode IX which is directed by Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed).

“Filming of Rogue One is virtually completed and we absolutely love what we’ve seen so far,” he said, of the heist story about Rebel plans to steal the blueprints for the original Death Star. “This is the first of a set of planned stand-alone stories and we’re already in preproduction on our next one, for release in May of 2018.” That one will be the “young Han Solo” movie, which The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are making, based on a script by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan.

Finally, Iger confirmed that the company planned to break ground later this year on new Star Wars Land attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.