The full Star Wars: Episode VIII title was finally revealed this week, sending fans into meltdown.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit cinemas in December, and in an interview on Monday at the Sundance Film Festival, Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill said he liked that the title was "straightforward" and "minimalist."

And according to some eagle-eyed fans, it also has a double meaning, linking to the title of the last film, The Force Awakens.

Taken together, the two titles form a sentence: THE FORCE AWAKENS THE LAST JEDI.


Some fans are eagerly wondering whether it's a coincidence or part of a Star Wars masterplan:

... while others couldn't resist speculating how future Star Wars instalments might complete the sentence:

Writer-director Rian Johnson has previously said Episode VIII will start right where The Force Awakens left off.

The Force Awakens chronicled Daisy Ridley's Rey discovering her powers with the Force.

But it ended ominously with a withdrawn Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a remote island. If there's to be just one Jedi left, Luke's days could be numbered.