'Star Wars' Episode VIII Title Revealed: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

The next chapter of the Skywalker saga officially has a name: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Read the full press release from Lucasfilm below:

We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

The news comes shortly after the heartbreaking death of Carrie Fisher, who completed filming as Leia Organa shortly before her heart attack on December 23. She passed away on the 27th.