Star Wars 8
The last scene of The Force Awakens where Rey finally finds Lyke Skywalker and gives him the lightsaberYouTube screengrab/Disney

The curiosity surrounding Star Wars 8 is only increasing with each passing day, though the movie is almost two years away from the theatres. Disney recently announced that the filming for the space odyssey had started. However, nothing about the movie's title was discussed until Carrie Fisher revealed the "working title" on her Twitter account.

The actress, who portrays the iconic character of Princess Leia, shared a picture of pet dog Gary resting on her on-set chair which bore the movie's tentative title "Space Bear: Episode VIII."

The weird title of the upcoming movie is being seen as an attempt to divert fans' attention from the filming in a bid to avoid leaks. Collider reports that The Force Awakens was titled Foodles during filming. Secrecy around the sets of Star Wars movies is a well-known fact. From Foodles to Space Bear, it appears Star Wars crew relies heavily on these funny titles to divert unnecessary attentions.

Currently, the cast and crew are filming in Skellig Michael, Ireland. The place was shown as Luke Skywalker's hideout. He went into self exile after his Jedi Kylo Ren (Leia and Han Solo's son) turned towards the dark side. Star Wars 7 concluded with Rey finally locating Luke in a deserted island and handing him over the lightsaber.

A short video released by Disney hints that Episode VIII will kick off from where the seventh movie ended. There are speculations that after realising that she is a Force bearer too, the space scavenger will seek help from the former Jedi master to train her in order to prepare herself for future fights with Kylo and Supreme Leader Snoke.

A short synopsis of the film hints that Rey "will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker", hinting that fans can expect a major spatial battle in the next film.

After the J.J. Abrams-directed TFA became a historic box office success, the future of Star Wars: Episode VIII and IX lies in the hand of Rian Johnson, who will helm the series. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson and Anthony Daniels will return to reprise their roles in the fan-favourite movie.