STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Was the Title of a Fan Film Before EPISODE VIII Took It

Yesterday, Disney and Lucasfilm made waves by announcing that the official name of Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII is really Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But unbeknownst to the majority of us, that wasn't actually the first time that title had been used by a Star Wars movie. THR points us to a fan film with the same name, which came out back in 2014 but has obviously become relevant again. You can watch it below:

The filmmakers spoke to THR about the name/idea for Colin Trevorrow's Episode IX, the movie that's set to continue the Skywalker saga after The Last Jedi, and they had an amusing response:

"The last Star Wars film we made was called Reunion and featured German expressionist-inspired visuals and guys wearing kabuki theater style makeup," says Loukus. "I guess crazier things have happened, and I'd probably pay to see a high budget treatment of the same concept, so they're welcome to it."

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