The Ancient Fear: Star Wars Episode VII Title Revealed?

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Last week, a rumor made the rounds online that Star Wars Episode VII: The Order of the Jedi would be the official title for J.J. Abrams new addition to the iconic film franchise. 

Now, movie Harry Knowles has declared those reports bogus and insists that he has insider knowledge of the film's actual title.

Adam Driver
Adam Driver was one of the first to be cast in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel. He's best known for his role on HBO's Girls.

According to Knowles, Abrams and company will begin filming with the working title, The Ancient Fear

The name of the movie apparently refers to a villain played by 85-year-old acting legend Max Von Sydow.

Unconfirmed reports state that Abrams and Von Sydow are intent on making the character (for whom Von Sydow may only provide voice work) the most terrifying villain yet seen in the Star Wars franchise.

No mean feat for the series that gave us Darth Vader, Darth Maul and various other badass Darths. 

Since it seems unlikely that such a closely-guarded production would leak such key information as a title, many believe The Ancient Fear has been intentionally leaked in order to mislead the media.

This wouldn't be the first time a Star Wars film employed such diversionary tactics. In 1983, Return of the Jedi was shipped to theaters under the phony title, Blue Harvest

Sadly, now that the Episode VII cast has been announced, it may be some time before we receive any new official news from the film's producers.

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