STAR WARS: EPISODE IX Gets a New Working Title
Star Wars fans are always trying to figure out the hidden meanings behind the working titles of the films. Just take the working title for Obi-Wan’s possible movie, Joshua Tree. There’s a whole article talking about how that probably points us just to where the film will be set, but I’m sure if you go elsewhere on the Internet, there’s more in-depth debate and theorizing happening. Before today, the working title for Episode IX was "Black Diamond." The new working title is "trIXie" according to Fantha Tracks, who gains some credibility when they explain, “the same research methods and public sources were used by the same team to uncover the production names of every Disney era Star Wars film to date.”
Of course, Red Cup was the working title for Solo for obvious reasons, but here are the other ones from the Disney era. Rogue One was "Los Alamos" where the Atomic Bomb was born. The Force Awakens was "AVCO", after the place where J.J. Abrams saw A New Hope. Finally, The Last Jedi was titled "Space Bear". Here's the explanation of how that came to be from the Lucasfilm Story Group:
"We were talking about how Luke had retreated and just taken himself out of the world and for some reason [it felt like] Legends of the Fall, when Tristan goes into the woods in the end. But then we were like, 'And then he gets mauled by a bear.' And then someone said, 'So Luke's like a space bear.'"
"Luke has to find his space bear, and then that became the code name for the movie. [Writer/director] Rian [Johnson], I think, wrote on a whiteboard in the Star Wars-type title font, 'Space Bear,' and it was forever known internally as Space Bear."
What do you think "trIXie" could mean besides the obvious visual pun? Will Trixie Tang appear and save the galaxy from Kylo Ren?