Take this one with a grain of salt, but “Star Wars: Episode VII” is finally rumored to have a full title.
According to Ain’t It Cool News, the movie’s working title is “The Ancient Fear,” something that site founder Harry Knowles says has been confirmed by multiple sources. In addition, Knowles claims that this refers to Max Von Sydow’s villain character.
A few caveats: we don’t know who Max Von Sydow is playing in the movie; whether he’s a villain; and whether the rumored working title is the final title of the movie.
The main reason this rumor takes on credence, though, is that Knowles was the guy to break the news that “Episode I” was titled “The Phantom Menace” way back in 1998. So is he right again, 16 years later? Or is this just a feint to throw rumormongers off the scent of the real title?
Also lending possible credence, it does parallel nicely with “A New Hope” — the name for the original “Star Wars” film from 1977. Could “A New Hope” awaken an “Ancient Fear?”
More importantly, how do you feel about the title, if it is the real one?
“Star Wars: Episode VII,” whatever it ends up being called, will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.