Believe it or not, some people really don't like the Ewoks. I can't get enough of the fluffy 'lil critters, and even loved this mad Ewoks cartoon. Surely some of you guys remember this theme tune?
The cuddly inhabitants of Endor have long been known affectionately as little 'Teddy Bears', which is why the rumored working title for Star Wars Episode VIII has raised a few eyebrows: 'Space Bear'.
Carrie Fisher confirmed that rumor by tweeting a picture of her own little animal buddy with her cast shirt - note the tiny bear face in the 'O'?
Could we be looking at Star Wars VIII: The Ewok Strikes Back?
Obviously, 'Space Bear' is only the working title of the movie, so it's just what the cast and crew will refer to Star Wars VIII as during production. Check out some other titles that the other Star Wars movies had, a long time ago...
Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
Working Title: The Beginning
Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
Working Title: Jar-Jar's Big Adventure (in response to fans hating Jar-Jar so much)
Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
Fake Title: Creeping Fear ('leaked' on April Fool's Day, 2004)
Star Wars IV: A New Hope
Early Treatment Title: The Journal of the Whills
[I couldn't find any info for a working title for Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back - please comment if you know anything about it!]
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
Working Title: Blue Harvest
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Alternative Title: Shadow of the Empire (confirmed by Lucasfilm exec Pablo Hidalgo)
What - if anything - do you think the working title Space Bear could mean for Star Wars VIII? I'm holding out for an Ewok or ten...