May the 4th may be behind us, but that isn’t going to stop the Star Wars news train from rolling down the track. Amidst all the confusion regarding the news about the expanded universe and more casting announcements that are supposedly going to be revealed soon, one of the biggest questions still surrounding the upcoming Episode VII is what the title is going to be. Well, it seems today we may have our answer.
Over at Ain’t It Cool News, Harry Knowles writes: “My original source had told me back in January that Abu Dhabi was a location, and when that came to be, he sent me a scoop that the title for Star Wars: Episode VII was The Ancient Fear,” adding, “He also stated that ‘it refers to Max von Sydow’s villain, who makes Pazuzu look like a pussy!’”
Well now, The Ancient Fear does sounds like a pretty badass title, even if it just the working one, and could mean we’ll be diving into some past mythology for the new trilogy. That all sounds dandy to us, and is certainly more than enough of a news nugget to hold us over until the next official announcement comes down the line — hopefully in the form of confirmation that Lando Calrissian is in the film.
Seriously guys, where is Lando? Can we make that a hashtag?