It looks like Star Wars fans are in for a treat because word on the street has it that J.J. Abrams might be dropping the official title for Star Wars: Episode IX this week.
While most of the fanbase has resigned itself to waiting for April’s Star Wars Celebration for major announcements regarding Lucasfilm’s third and final sequel trilogy installment, fans have started pointing out a potential title reveal for Episode IX this week.
Last week, Star Wars director J.J. Abrams called a wrap on the production of Episode IX. Fans desperate for official news perked up at the announcement, wondering whether the filmmaker would drop the upcoming Star Wars movie’s official title during the production wrap party. I mean, what better way to celebrate Episode IX’s completed production than to drop the film’s official title right?
Star Wars fans on Twitter have also been trying to confirm the title drop, noting the marketing pattern for the first sequel trilogy film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According to Twitter user Sleemo, the wrap party for TFA was held back in November 1, 2014. Five days after that, on November 6, Lucasfilm revealed Episode VII’s official name.
Based on how it was done previously, I doubt it. But we could get it in the next few days. The wrap party for TFA was held on Nov 1st 2014 and the title was unveiled on Nov 6th. https://t.co/xB2ORSd4QX
— sleemo (@sleemo) February 16, 2019
“Based on how it was done previously, I doubt it. But we could get it in the next few days. The wrap party for TFA was held on Nov 1st, 2014 and the title was unveiled on Nov 6th,” the fan pointed out.
Could this mean that we’d be getting a name for Episode IX this Thursday, February 21? Let’s wait and see.
Star Wars: Episode IX premieres December 20, 2019.