So just recently, this photo leaked onto the internet...
It's said this this photo, that leaked over Reddit, is a piece of promotional art for the next installment in the Star Wars franchise.
Now, Reddit isn't exactly a trustworthy site when it comes to official news. Things "leak" on Reddit all the time and although it's fun, most of the time it's just a bunch of bologna.
I don't mind the title that much. I would be able to live with it as long as the movie itself ends up being as good as everyone is saying it will be. Being that the fans of the famous franchise aren't taking kindly to the new title, I decided to set my way for Photoshop, and take on the task of making new, fan-made titles.
Before I dive into it though, it should be known that nobody, except for the people involved in making the movie, know what the movie is actually about. But as Star Wars fans, it's not going to stop anyone from taking a guess and making theories for fun!
The Path of Destiny
I made this title up last night. I thought about the meaning behind Tale of the Jedi Temple and figured that it may have to do with Rey's training. So, I figured that maybe the path to her destiny would suffice.
Reign of the First Order
I got this one from Ken Napzok over at Screen Junkies.
It's around 46:58, in the middle of his pitch for Episode 8. I thought this was a good title, because it kind of mirrors The Empire Strikes Back. I know one of the biggest problems with Episode VII was that it mirrored the original trilogy too much, but if you're anything like me, you find that stuff fascinating.
Shadow of the Dark Side
This kind of plays with the whole idea of the dark side, much like the title before this. I tried to think of a more original title for a situation that mirrors The Empire Strikes Back and came up with this one. From what I hear, "Shadow of the Dark Side" is actually a line-up of toys for the Star Wars franchise.
Rise/Fall of the Knights
I figured that this could go one of two ways. This could either be the rise or fall of the Knights of Ren or the Jedi Knights themselves.
Jedi Knights Fall/Knights of Ren Rise: Being that Luke and Rey are the only surviving Jedi that haven't turned to the dark side, I thought about what could happen if Luke was possibly killed off. Rey doesn't have full control of her power. Therefore, if Luke were to be killed in the middle of her training, she would be left untrained. Thus, causing the downfall of the Jedi Knights.
Jedi Knights Rise/Knights of Ren Fall: This would be considered if by the end of the next film, evil was triumphed once again. Thus, reinstating the Jedi as the saviors of the galaxy.
The Jedi Temple
In case anyone didn't like the whole "Tale" aspect of the leaked title, I decided to shorten it to just "The Jedi Temple". This way the focus is still on the Jedi Temple, and we we can make it seem a little more... Star Wars-y...
The Temple of Destiny
Being that the leaked title reminded me of Indiana Jones, I decided to take it a step forward... That's where I got the idea for "The Temple of Destiny".
This way, the title would still be focused on the Jedi Temple, but it would include more of Rey's story along with the aspect as a whole.
Bonus Round - Episode IX Titles
As I started making these custom titles, I began to delve into the possibilities of Episode XI a little bit.
From what I've heard on the internet, the possibility of Rey's parentage being revealed was pretty low for Episode 8, but a little more high for Episode XI.
I'm a huge believer in the possibility that Rey is indeed a Skywalker. My biggest theory is that she's Luke Skywalker's daughter. There are still some people that believe Rey is in fact the daughter of Leia Organa; as well as people who believe her to be the reincarnation of Anakin Skywalker himself.
I figured that since the new trilogy is set to focus on Rey and Kylo Ren, the Skywalkers would still be centralized in the Story.
Being that at the end of this new trilogy, we would have nine total movies revolving around the Skywalkers, I figured it may be time to pass the torch to a new family name.
These could also be taken into consideration for Episode 8 as well, depending on what they plan to do in the movie.
The Skywalker Dynasty
If you're a big Star Wars fan, you know that some of the plot points in the movies are tied to the story of King Arthur.
Though they aren't exactly rulers, the Skywalkers play a huge role in the the galaxy. It may be common for them to be referred to as a dynasty. Perhaps if Rey turns out to be a Skywalker and brings balance to the force, or if Kylo Ren happens to turn on the dark side, the Skywalkers would be looked at as heroes to the galaxy. Thus, being worshiped by many.
The Skywalker Legacy
Once again, this title focuses on the Skywalkers playing an important role in the galaxy. Whether they live or die a hero, they will go down in history.
The Skywalkers' Demise
This would be the result of the end of the Skywalkers, like I've suggested before.
Whether it be the death of Kylo Ren, Luke, Leia, or Rey being revealed to be a Skywalker and getting married or killed off, it would mark the end of the Skywalker name as we know it.
The Secret Legacy
This one really isn't that great once I think about it, but it might attract people's attention.
Being that Rey's parentage is a huge secret, and almost certainly set to be revealed in Episode XI, this would indicate just that for the fans. Thus, prepping an important reveal.
Dawn of the New Faith
The focus on this title would also be the passing of the torch to a different hero.
Perhaps at the end, Rey gets married and conceives a force sensitive child. Maybe Rey's surname (if revealed to be completely new) would now be looked at as the protagonists for future Star Wars films.
All are questions that we will have to wait and see to find out...
Well, that's all I have!
Here's hoping Disney is watching!
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Have a good one!