During the time George Lucas spent figuring out how to bring the original trilogy cast back together in an all-new adventure, he also spent some time going back and forth on two working titles:
- Star Wars: Episode VII - Rise of the Jedi
- Star Wars: Episode VII - Return of the Sith
As you can see, both of these titles tie in closely with what has come before in the franchise. At the time of the acquisition, both of these titles went to Disney for possible use in producing the next installment of this beloved series. Will they use either title? That is not know at this time, as there is no guarantee or stipulation that they have to use anything given to them by George Lucas.
Already, debates have begun to explode across the Internet about which of these two titles should be used. Many think that Star Wars: Episode VII - Return of the Sith sounds too much like Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. A majority of the crowd likes Star Wars: Episode VII - Rise of the Jedi, as Yoda's mission for Luke Skywalker was to set out and bring back the ancient religion. The title would also tie in with what we've recently heard about a Luke Skywalker specific teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII.
As is sometimes the case, these two titles might be floating around now to guage fan interest in them. Chime in with your likes and dislikes, and other ideas. Disney and Lucasfilm are listening.
Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.