We’ve all been speculating about Episode IX’s title since production began last year. Following a disappointing Super Bowl, in this case due to the lack of a Star Wars trailer, folks are desperate for any kind of information about the film. Well, hold on to your hats, Star Wars fans. The winds of rumor just picked up significantly thanks to one Reddit user who claims to have discovered the Star Wars: Episode IX title.
[OBVIOUS WARNING: Reading further may spoil the Episode IX title.]
Star Wars: Balance of the Force
Did StarWars.com Accidentally Reveal the Episode IX Title?
For one thing, this rumored Episode IX title represents a significant departure from the precedent set in the prior two trilogies. The subtitle for the third installment of each prior trilogy indicated action. We had Jedi returning to the galaxy, and the Sith exacting revenge upon it. “Balance of the Force” certainly doesn’t fit that pattern. Likewise, if the Jedi are all but gone, who remains to assure that balance?
We learned from The Clone Wars Mortis story arc that the Force is only in balance when there is both light and dark. Does this proposed title imply that the First Order will continue? Or will there be another threat to the galaxy? Of course this alleged Episode IX title also implies that the Light will necessarily have to rise again to meet whatever threat that might be.
I don’t know. If I was a betting man I’d say that I don’t think “Balance of the Force” will be the title. I’m sticking with my theory that J.J. Abrams brings this full circle. Thus, I’m still going with Star Wars: A New Order as the Episode IX title.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.