Working Titles For ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Revealed?

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Arguably more than any other film in the series, the title of Star Wars: Episode VII is the most important. It not only marks the return of the cinematic universe but it must overcome the negative buzz and mixed reactions to the prequel trilogy. The franchise needs to (re)start on the right foot and has the highest of expectations, so that title, that branding that will kickstart what could be the biggest franchise ever (again), means so much.

It also marks the beginning of the Star Wars franchise under new ownership at Disney and under a new creative vision with a new director, writer and new cast, which made the previously rumored title of Episode 7 oddly fitting: A New Dawn.

Our friends at Latino-Review may have discovered the answer to one of the questions we’re all wondering. Their insider reveals that the two working titles for Episode VII based on a screenplay written by Michael Arndt (Oblivion, Toy Story 3) are Return of the Sith and Rise of the Jedi.

Let’s forget for a moment that Harrison Ford being hesitant on returning (he’s going to return) and focus on the naming of the numbered Star Wars installments so far, not counting the animated feature, in chronological order of release.

  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (originally just “Star Wars”)
  • Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (originally subtitled Revenge of the Jedi)
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Note the title of Episode III paying homage to the original title of Episode VI, a title that was changed pre-release at the last minute because “revenge” wasn’t a word that should be associated with the Jedi Order. The two working titles for Episode VII though both refer to the resurgence of both the Jedi and Sith orders, meaning the Force will play a big part in the trilogy. Hopefully Abrams and co. forget about the Midi-chlorians reveal in Episode I that completely dashed the mystery the “Force” in the prequels.

LR explains that these are working titles George Lucas had when working on Star Wars stories again for episodes 7-9 (or perhaps even treatments for episodes 7-12), something his son Jett Lucas confirmed his dad was doing before selling the empire to Disney. Both titles are a little uninspired and generic, especially considering the naming of the third installment in each trilogy so there’s a good chance neither will be used.

Which title do you prefer? And if you could name it anything, what would it be?

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Star Wars: Episode VII is tentatively slated to reach theaters by Summer 2015, though it could wind up delayed until the Winter Holiday Season.

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  1. A New Dawn sounded like a good working title to me to start the trilogy off.

  2. Star Wars-Episode VII: The Hidden Fortress

    Acknowledges Kurosawa and the film Ep 4 was originally based on;
    Three word title in line with Ep4 and Ep 1;
    Sets up a possible scenario of a hidden Sith tribe which maybe Sidious was keeping secret, imagine a whole group of crazy Sith warriors who have spent decades learning from Holocrons

    • That sound interesting and is very close to a story line in current star wars book about a lost tribe of the sith.I hope this film doeswell and we can start seeing new films about other alien creatures as the main threat besides the sith. The yuzhan zong would be awesome to have as villians at some point.

    • I like the rumored working title of “A New Dawn” referring to a fresh new day – New Jedi Order, New Republic, A New Generation, but not to be forgotten are New Sith Rising, New Empirial Reminent Threats, and a Rising Awareness of the Force by Non-Jedi or Non-Sith Aligned People… Its a more fitting title that’s generic enough to this new era in the Star Wars Universe.

      Personally, while the Prequals have their faults, I think the biggest fault was that fans of the original trilogy knew the outcome, and we wanted to see how it transpired. Unfortunately, Ep 1 dragged it down to a kids movie and by the time we get to what should have been a more grisly Ep 3 we were going “Oh hum” with disappointment.

      Now we are going into mostly uncharted territory, but we know from the Expanded Universe that certain people need to be there and who shouldn’t be there. The problem will be explaining those things away in the Ep 7 without doing flashbacks that are uncharacteristic of Star Wars, but they must be adequately addressed for continuity.

  3. Star Wars Episode VII: A New Journey

  4. A New Dawn could of been good, but to me it’s been tarnished as it reminds me off Twilight or something along those lines.

    Lets not use any words in the title that have already been used in the previous films. No more Jedi, Sith or Empire.

    Hmm I dunno, stuff along the lines of,,,

    Star Wars Episode VII – Shadows of the Force
    Star Wars Episode VII – Shadows of the Darkside
    Star Wars Episode VII – Darkside Rising
    Star Wars Episode VII – The Lost Legacy
    Star Wars Episode VII – Fate of the Order
    Star Wars Episode VII – Rise of Deception
    Star Wars Episode VII – Rise of the Republic
    Star Wars Episode VII – The New Republic
    Star Wars Episode VII – Vengeance Unleashed
    Star Wars Episode VII – Path of Darkness
    Star Wars Episode VII – Trail of Fear
    Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Reborn
    Star Wars Episode VII – Age of the Order
    Star Wars Episode VII – Legacy of the Force
    Star Wars Episode VII – Luke Skywalker and the Goblet of Fire

    • Star Wars Episode VII – This Party’s Over

      Star Wars Episode VII – R2′s Revenge

      Star Wars Episode VII – Jedi Girl Remix

      Star Wars Episode VII – Lens Flare Strikes Back

    • I like The Force Reborn and The New Republic or maybe The Chronic 2013

  5. Star Wars Episode VII – Danger Zone

  6. The Midi-chlorians “dashed” the mystery of the Force?

    Hardly.

    It’s just gave a sci-fi term to something that we already knew had happened.

    That the Force runs strong in the Skywalker family.

    Odd how people kind of forget the mystery of Anakin himself. A being with no father.

  7. Star Wars: Rereturn of the Sith
    Star Wars: The Sith rise again
    Star Wars: Why can’t the just back the eff down?
    Star Wars: Something something danger zone

    I liked the New Journey idea someone had.

  8. Star Wars 7: The Hollywood Stars Attack

  9. For the most part, Screen Rant delivers quality journalism and writing towards its readers and posters, but it suffers from the case of nostalgia and input of personal opinion by the writer. In journalism, one’s job is to deliver information with evidence being cited WITHOUT implementing any type of opinion. Such action causes the article to be biased.

    The Prequels aren’t as horrifying as most claim they are, but they weren’t perfect neither (neither were the Originals). Phantom Menace provided a great story, but it was poorly executed. Attack and Revenge (best SW Film, in my opinion), have not suffered from such cinematic sin, but I concur that a little more of natural production could’ve been nice instead of the immense amounts of CG implemented onwards. The Prequels reigned victorious over the Originals in one field: Palpatine’s scheme. The “master plan” of Sidious in the prequels were deemed moronic since having a machine that has the ability to obliterate one entire planet requires much resources to construct and dangerous if fallen to the wrong hands. Sidious igniting a Clone War within the Eepublic to segregate the Senate and build insecurity among the Republic while “building” Anakin with the usage of mid-chlorians to make the Jedi Order believe that a Sith-constructed being was the Chosen One is a plan I deem genuine. Revenge has perfectly illustrated the dark and grit of the fall of the Republic and the genesis of the Empire, it might not have the traditional feel as the Originals had, but I rank such film greater than the Originals since it strictures it’s own cinematic identity instead of attempting to replicate the Originals as Attack and Menace did as such.

    I am merely 16 in age, maybe my opinion will develop over the course of time, but my belief stands as is.

    • I’m 43 and saw the original SW when I was 7 and have been a fan since. I agree Clones and Sith a great SW movies, and TPM has it’s moments. Adults who whinge about the prequal trilogy are just spoild little brats who never deserved the original trilogy in the first place.

      • “Adults who whinge about the prequal trilogy are just spoild little brats who never deserved the original trilogy in the first place.”

        That’s the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

        The reason the originals are ten times better is because they focus on character rather than eye candy. The sequels sucked. The actors don’t ever act to the situation. There is no emotion. Why is it I can watch the scene in Jedi where Yoda dies and feel sorrow, yet when Padme dies I don’t give a crap? I could go on and on but if you think the prequels are good, you’re wrong.

      • Dude, it’s nothing about being spoiled. I just got tired of cringing from the horrible acting. Kid Anakin and his mom were horrendous. The mom’s death scene was almost comical. Portman somehow managed to make the terrible lines they gave her work, but only just. Adult Anakin could have been replaced by Justin Beiber and I don’t think we’d have noticed a difference. There was some good acting in the prequels, but it was lacking where it counts and that eclipsed everything else.

        Then look at the originals and the amazing talent and chemistry the actors had. It was in a different league than the prequels — no, a different universe.

  10. Star Wars Episode VII – A new way for the Force
    Star Wars Episode VII – The new adventure
    Star Wars Episode VII – a dream revealed

  11. Star Wars Episode VII: A New Pope

  12. HEIR TO THE EMPIRE.

    NUFF SAID.

  13. Star Wars VII: Jar Jar’s Revenge
    Star Wars VII: Ewok Massacre
    Star Wars VII: A Jawa’s Tale
    Star Wars VII: Chewbacca and the Half-Blood Jedi
    Star Wars VII: The Rise of Yoda’s Love Child
    Star Wars VII: Return of the Nerf Herders
    Star Wars VII: Han Solo and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Star Wars VII: Money Grab

    • Star Wars: The Chewbacca Redemption
      Star Wars: The Good, The Bad, and the Empire
      Star Wars: 12 Angry Sith Lords
      Star Wars: One Flew Over the Mynoks Nest
      Star Wars: Casabacca
      Star Wars: Apocalypse, A Long Time Ago
      Star Wars: Saving Princess Leia
      Star Wars: Citizen Kenobi
      Star Wars: Light Side Of the Force Is Beauitiful
      Star Wars: Singing in the Mediclorians
      Star Wars: Some Like it Dark
      Star Wars: All About Leia
      Star Wars: Raiders of the Lost Lightsaber
      Star Wars: Raging Wookie

      • I vote for Some Like It Dark :D

      • Star Wars VII: It’s Always Sunny on Tatooine

  14. I like Return of the Sith

  15. Star Wars Episode 7: Dark Side Rising
    teaser poster here: http://bit.ly/15kdcnQ

  16. What’s with the “OF THE” being used in so many OF THE movies? Return OF THE Jedi, Attack OF THE Clones, Revenge OF THE Sith.

    Return Of The Revenge Of The Attack Of The Force

    Seriously though, we don’t know what it’s about, so it’s pretty hard to come up with a name.

    My ideas

    Star Wars: R2D2 Where Are You?
    Star Wars: Jar Jar Binks Strikes Back
    Star Wars: Lando’s Love Machine
    Star Wars: The Wrath of Han
    Star Wars: First Mediclorians
    Star Wars: Force and Forcier

  17. STAR WARS EPISODE VII: DUST

  18. What about.. Episode 7: The Eternal Shadow

  19. Star Wars: The Midichlorian Candidate

  20. Star Wars Episode VII: A Disturbance in the Force

  21. Star Wars VII: #yoloswag

  22. Star Wars VII: The Dewey Cox Story
    Star Wars VII: New Jedi Order
    Star Wars Into Darkness
    Star Wars VII: The Obama Shutdown
    Star Wars VII: Angry Birds
    Star Wars VII: First Class
    Star Wars VII: The Freshmaker
    Star Wars VII: The Affordable Healthcare Act
    Star Wars VII: Bale Out Remix

  23. Starwars Episode 7 – The power of the darkside

  24. Star wars episode IV Bloodline to the darkside

  25. The Order Reborn.

  26. Rise, Return, A New dawn…what? is this the imagination of 2 year olds?

    Just take a word from a previous film and add that?
    How about “Return of a New Phantom Strikes back…again”

    Try
    The Princess Demon
    Son of Suns
    Child of the Force
    The Black Planet
    Twins of Dagobah
    The Power of Gemini

  27. Star Wars Episode 7 : Rise of a new empire.

  28. Star wars Episode 7 : Jedi order reborn

  29. Star Wars Episode VII: Lucasless and Loving it.

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