Where movie producers have a desire for some secrecy around a project – or if they simply don't want to announce the name of a film yet – they choose a working title so it can be referred to without giving anything away.
For example, the Titantic's working title was “Planet Ice,” which would have meant absolutely nothing to the average person on the street if they had heard it mentioned.
Many fans hope that George Lucas will one day make this so-called horror and release it with its supposed tagline “horror beyond imagination.”
The Family Guy television series used “Blue Harvest” as the title of their first Star Wars DVD.
- Star Wars – “Adventures of the Starkiller: Episode 1 – The Star Wars.”
- The Empire Strikes Back – There was no working title.
- Return of the Jedi – “Blue Harvest.”
- The Phantom Menace – “The Beginning The Doll House.”
- Attack of the Clones – “Jar-Jar's Big Adventure” or “Jar-Jar's Great Adventure.”
- Revenge of the Sith – “The Bridge.”
- The Force Awakens – “Foodles” and also “Avco.” It was also potentially named “The Ancient Fear,” but this was never confirmed by the producers.
- The Last Jedi – “Space Bear.”
- Rogue One – “Los Alamos.”
- Solo: A Star Wars Story – “Red Cup.”
- The Rise of Skywalker – “trIXie.” Before that name was decided, the film was initially called “Black Diamond.”
- A bonus fact is that The Mandalorian's working title for season one was “Project Huckleberry,” season three was “Buccaneer,” and we do not know the working title of season two.
|A shot from the filming site of The Rise of Skywalker showing its working title|
“Red Cup” is a play on the plastic cups that Americans like to drink hoppy beer out of at parties – which are known as “Solo” cups.
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