J.J. Abrams, Star Wars

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Hmm, is the Force strong with this Star Wars speculation?

Now that we have the main cast in place for the latest film in the popular sci-fi franchise, the big question has become, what will director J.J. Abrams be calling the upcoming installment?

Well, Harry Knowles at Ain't It Cool News apparently has it on good authority that the working title is Star Wars: Episode VII - The Ancient Fear.

The title evidently "refers to Max Von Sydow's villain who makes Pazuzu look like a p---y!" (Pazuzu, of course, being the demon that Von Sydow's priest dealt with in The Exorcist.)

Star Wars VII Cast

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Time will tell if the so-called working title ends up being the film's permanent one. We'll know for sure when the flick hits theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

Last month, the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII was finally unveiled.

John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max Von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, StarWars.com revealed on April 29.

"We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII," Abrams said in a statement. "It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."

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