Star Wars Episode IX is still over a year away, but we could learn a huge detail about the final film of the current trilogy very soon: its title. At least, that’s what one Star Wars fan is arguing on Reddit with a very convincing theory and the math to back it up.
Assuming this theory is correct, we’ll learn the official title of Star Wars Episode IX on November 1, roughly 13 months before the movie is released. That may sound ludicrous, but it’s worth noting that Disney revealed the title for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in early November of 2014, almost exactly 13 months before that film hit theaters.
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi breaks this pattern a little bit, with an 11-month gap between the title reveal and the official release. However, this fan offers a second bit of evidence to back up their claim: The Star Wars Episode IX title could be revealed right around the 6th anniversary of the day Disney acquired Lucasfilm, which was announced on October 30, 2012.
To be fair, the creator of this theory only gives it a 65% chance of actually being true. So you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up just yet, but there’s clearly a precedent for Disney announcing its Star Wars titles way ahead of release.
The same Reddit post goes on to argue that we could get a teaser trailer as soon as November 23, but considering that filming just recently began on Star Wars Episode IX that seems unlikely. Then again, maybe we’ll get an official sneak peek soon, or at the very least some leaked photos from the set.
Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters on December 20, 2018.