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Has the title for Star Wars: Episode VIII been leaked?
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Has the title for Star Wars: Episode VIII been leaked?

New reports suggest that the title for the follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been revealed. 

According to AVSForum, production company Lucasfilm has filed a trademark to the European Union Intellectual Property Office for the title Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny.

The trademark takes the form of a 2,000 word list of related items including clothing, toys and motion picture films, amongst others and there is no confirmation from producers that this will be the title for the new movie. 

The new title is the third to be rumoured for the new movie, with Star Wars: Tale Of The Jedi Temple and Star Wars: The Order Of The Dark Side both previously linked to the movie. 

Star Wars: Episode VIII, as it is currently known, will be released on December 15th in 2017 and has been written and directed by Rian Johnson, best known for his work sci-fi hit Looper

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis return for the new movie while Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran join the cast. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out now on DVD and Blu-Ray and the Blu-ray is accompanied by a string of bonus features. 

As well as the six deleted scenes it had previously been revealed would be arriving with the Blu-Ray, the package also includes a documentary on the making of the movie titled "Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey" as well as a recording of the movie's table read.

It will also include a string of 'making of' features including a focus on the making of BB-8 and the movie's new creatures, a look at the recording of John Williams' score and a feature on the changes made to reboot the Star Wars franchise. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed over two billion dollars at the box office and is available to order on DVD and Blu-Ray on the right-hand side of the page. 

You can read our full review of the movie here. 


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