Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Star Wars Episode VII to be Subtitled "The Ancient Fear"?
Do we have the subtitle for the newest entry into the Star Wars universe?
Harry Knowles at AICN, who claims he has been sitting on this information for over a month while waiting for confirmation, reports that the working title for J.J. Abrams first foray into the world of Star Wars is Star Wars Episode VII: The Ancient Fear. Knowles goes on to reveal that his source informed him that the subtitle refers to the villainous character set to be played by Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist, Flash Gordon) and says that this villain "makes Pazuzu (the spirit Von Sydow faced in The Exorcist) look like a pussy." Knowles, a notorious Abrams-lover, says he reached out to the director, and others in his camp, for confirmation, but had received no response. Keep in mind it is VERY common for films to have working titles for production that are not the final titles.
With the cast in place and filming set to begin, things are finally in motion for Star Wars Episode VII, which is still scheduled for a December 18, 2015 relase. Expect Disney and Abrams to continue to give fans little teases here and there along the way, while trying their best to keep all the important things to themselves!