Briefly: When Star Wars Episode VII was announced, fans of the legendary saga wondered what the film’s subtitle would be. Being the secretive filmmaker that he is, J.J. Abrams went through 8 months of principal photography without revealing anything about the movie, not even a title. Sure Abrams did the Force for Change teasers, showing off the set. There was even the little competition between Star Wars and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now that principal photography has officially ended, the official Star Wars Twitter posted an announcement of the end of filming along with a brand new title treatment. Star Wars: Episode VII is officially titled: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is unclear whether this new trilogy will completely abandon the numerical ‘Episode’ titles, hopefully not. However, it also makes sense that they would abandon that style as the original trilogy and prequels were an epic. This new trilogy, while it does continue the story, exists outside of that original saga.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18th, 2015!