05/06/2014 09:27 am ET Updated May 06, 2014

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Reportedly Has A Working Title

Now that a bunch of actors have been cast in "Star Wars: Episode VII," it's about time that the new adventure in a galaxy far, far away gets its name. According to Harry Knowles at Ain't It Cool News, J.J. Abrams' forthcoming "Star Wars" film has the working title of "The Ancient Fear," a reference to one of the film's villains, played by Max von Sydow.

HuffPost Entertainment contacted a representative for Lucasfilm to comment on the rumored title. This post will be updated if and when they respond. UPDATE: According to Dave Gonzales at Latino Review, the "Star Wars: Episode VII" working title is not "The Ancient Fear," but simply "Episode 7." Disney and Lucasfilm has still not commented on the rumor.

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Whether or not "Star Wars: Episode VII" becomes "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Ancient Fear" is unclear, but the title does slide in well among past "Star Wars" names: "Episode I - The Phantom Menace," "Episode II - Attack of the Clones," "Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," "Episode IV - A New Hope," "Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back," "Episode VI - Return of the Jedi."

For more, including what to expect from von Sydow's evildoer, head to Ain't It Cool. Whatever it's called, "Star Wars: Episode VII" is out in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.



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