After months of speculation, the title has been revealed for Star Wars Episode VII. It will officially be called “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” As you might expect, fans of the Star Wars franchise have been mixed in their response to the title. Some, including myself, seem to like the name, while others have taken to social media in an effort to try to ridicule it. Many have indicated they think it’s the worst title of any of the Star Wars films.
The film has completed principal photography and will now be in post production work for a couple of months with a December 18, 2015 release date. For the most part, I don’t think the name of the film is very important and have high hopes for it with original cast members like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles in Episode VII. There are some great additions to the cast including Max von Sydow, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson. The movie’s screenplay has been completed by Lawrence Kasdan and JJ Abrams, who is also the Director. The film is being produced by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk. Oscar-winner John Williams returns as the soundtrack composer.
Let us know your thoughts about the new name. Do you think it’s great, terrible or don’t really care?