Daisy Ridley Keeping Mum About Star Wars: Episode VIII Title, “Going To Be A While” Before It’s Released


If Daisy Ridley is privy to the title Disney and Lucasfilm have settled on for Star Wars: Episode VIII, it doesn’t show. 

The actress, who had to keep even her hairstyle under wraps towards the end of production as speculation intensified, recently appeared on the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast, where, unsurprisingly, the discussion veered into a galaxy far, far away.

Alas, despite being quizzed about Episode VIII‘s official title, Ridley was keeping mum, claiming that although she caught wind of a moniker early on, there’s a good chance the Powers That Be have since chopped and changed.


Indeed, those hoping for Disney and Lucasfilm to unveil the name of Rian Johnson’s hotly-anticipated sequel anytime soon needn’t hold their breath, with Ridley noting that “it’s going to be a while” before it’s out in the wild.

“I heard a title, but I don’t know if it’s going to be that. I really don’t know much about anything. I heard the title a long time ago before we started filming, and so I feel some things have slightly tweaked during production. It’s going to be a while before it’s released I imagine.”

The jury’s still out on whether the House of Mouse will drum up excitement for its arrival or, on the other hand, drop the Star Wars: Episode VIII title online one day without so much of a teaser. Fall of the Resistance was seemingly one title that was in the mix early on, but we imagine Disney will opt for something different when the time is right.

On board to reprise as Rey, Daisy Ridley headlines a stellar cast that features Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is expected to land on December 15, 2017. Meanwhile, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which has taken up residence on all three covers of Empire Magazine’s latest issue, is pegged to arrive on December 16 of this year.