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Daisy Ridley Hints at a Long Wait For Star Wars Episode VIII Title

The Force Takes a Nap?


When the title for Star Wars: Episode VII was revealed to be The Force Awakens, there was a palpable, collective squee in pop culture-loving circles. A good title can pack an emotional punch while also giving some insight into the story of the film, so it’s understandable that fans are just as excited to hear the title for Episode VIII, which we were hoping to have heard by now, or soon. Unfortunately, we might have a bit of a wait.

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According to /Film, Daisy Ridley appeared on the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast, where she talked about her experiences filming Episode VII while inadvertently squashing our hopes and dreams about hearing a title any time soon. She said, “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.”

So … there might be one, and she might know it … but maybe not. Sigh.

I have to say though, as bad as we all feel, imagine how bad it must be for Ridley’s close friends. Imagine having The Woman Who Plays Rey in Star Wars as your close friend and getting zero info about anything. Oh the bribery that must happen! Well, live it up, Daisy! I hope you’re making your friends work for those coveted bits of insider info!

As for the rest of us mere mortals, we’ll just have to wait. The title of The Force Awakens wasn’t announced until November 6, 2014, then came out in December 2015, so perhaps the title reveal for Episode VIII (and a teaser?? Pretty please??) will end up being a nice holiday gift for all of us at the end of the year!

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to hit theaters December 15th, 2017. 

(image via Disney/Lucasfilm)

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Teresa Jusino
Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.

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