The Star Wars: Episode IX Title Theory That Might Actually be Right

Every once in a while, a fan theory will be so potentially on the money that we’ve got to share it. That is definitely the case with this Reddit user‘s idea of what the next Star Wars film might be called, and we’re wondering if this person actually guessed the title—the theory is that solid. On the very popular subreddit r/StarWars (it’s got 918,000 subscribers), the title this user dreamed up for J.J. Abrams Episode IX (what we’re all calling it until they release the actual title) makes a ton of sense, and, would be a poetic way to nod at the film that started it all, George Lucas’s 1977 game-changer A New Hope (h/t to Esquire for alerting us to this):

Star Wars: A New Order hits a lot of sweet spots. It connects the film that started it all to the final entry in the Skywalker saga; it is ambiguous enough to have multiple possible meanings; and, it hits that more optimistic tone similar to Return of the Jedi, the third film in the original trilogy. Both The Empire Strikes Back and The Last Jedi—the second films in the original and recent trilogy—were darker stories that necessitated a course correction for the Force in the third film. One imagines that Abrams’ upcoming movie will, like Return of the Jedi, leave the Force in the right hands. A title like A New Order could speak to a new generation of Force users—like broom boy!

There’s also some not crazy speculation that, just as The Last Jedi‘s title was hidden in plain sight in the opening crawl to The Force Awakens, the Episode IX title may be hiding in the opening crawl from The Last Jedi. In which case, we might be all going to see Star Wars: Spark of Hope on December 20, 2019.

Featured image: The Millenium Falcon in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Courtesy Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios


Bryan Abrams

Bryan Abrams is the Editor-in-chief of The Credits. He's run the site since its launch in 2012. He lives in New York.