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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Officially Named ‘The Force Awakens’

Millions of alarm clocks suddenly cry out and are silenced as the official title of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is revealed.

That disturbance you might be feeling on the Internet today is the sound of millions of alarm clocks suddenly crying out as the official title of Star Wars: Episode VII is made public: The Force Awakens.

The news, announced on Twitter, comes as the movie finishes its final day of principal photography, officially entering the hyperspace of Post Production.

While the galaxy waits for the Jedi Knights at Industrial Light & Magic to complete the pass of their mighty light sabers, fans are already weighing in on the new title.

The new Star Wars film, which picks up three decades after the events of Return of the Jedi, is headlined by original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO). New additions to the cast include Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and Game of Throne’s Gwendoline Christie along with Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley, performance-capture artist Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist).

Directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and veteran Abrams collaborator Bryan Burke, Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in theaters December 18, 2015.

Source: Walt Disney Studios

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.