Oh, Latino Review. Today, Kellvin Chavez says he was “exclusively told” that George Lucas had two working titles for the film when he handed it over to Disney: Return of the Sith and Rise of the Jedi.
Will these pan out, or are they just more bunk we’ll remember fondly come 2026? I suspect they’ll join Rise of the Empire, The Creeping Fear and Balance of the Force (and, probably, A New Dawn, which I’m pretty sure was a fanfic I read back in ’97, not that it matters) as fandom-driven titles that never came to be. After all, making up somewhat convincing titles in the style of Star Wars isn’t all that hard.
And, come on: This is a fandom that really loves our acronyms. We already have a ROTJ and a ROTS; a second of either? Highly unlikely.