List of working + production titles of the Star Wars films

25 March 2024
In the world of filmmaking, the practice of assigning working or production titles to projects under development or production is a well-established tradition, serving multiple purposes ranging from the pragmatic to the whimsical. 

These titles often act as placeholders, offering a degree of privacy and secrecy to high-profile projects that might otherwise attract premature attention or unwarranted speculation. The Star Wars franchise, with its vast and passionate fan base, extensive media coverage, and significant cultural impact, has particularly benefited from this practice. 

List of working + production titles of the Star Wars films

From "Blue Harvest" to "Space Bear," the working titles of Star Wars films have not only helped conceal the true nature of the productions but have also become a part of the lore and mystique surrounding the series. 

Moreover, the transition from a working or production title to the final release title of a Star Wars film is a process fraught with strategic considerations, often reflecting a careful balance between marketing needs and narrative secrecy. 

This practice has evolved with the franchise, with later films and spin-offs adopting codenames that sometimes hint at the film's content or themes, while at other times appear completely unrelated. 

List of the working titles for the productions of the Star Wars films:

Name of the FilmYear of ReleaseWorking/Production TitleTitle Shipped to Theatres
Episode IV: A New Hope1977Adventures of the StarkillerBlue Harvest
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back1980Star Wars II-
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi1983Blue Harvest: Horror Beyond ImaginationBlue Harvest
Episode I: The Phantom Menace1999The BeginningThe Doll House
Episode II: Attack of the Clones2002Jar Jar's Great AdventureCue Ball
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith2005Bridge to the FutureThe Bridge
Episode VII: The Force Awakens2015AVCOFoodles
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story2016Los AlamosLunak Heavy
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi2017Space BearSpace Bears
Solo: A Star Wars Story2018Red CupRed Cup
Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker2019trIXieCarbonado

Fun fact: Avco is the name of the theater where JJ Abrams saw Star Wars for the very first time.

While yet to be confirmed, The Mandalorian and Grogu film to be directed by Dave Filoni has a working title of 'Thunder Alley'.

The supposed Daisy Ridley film may be known as 'New Jedi Order'.

The television shows produced by Disney also have working titles:

Show NameWorking or Production Title
The MandalorianProject Huckleberry
The AcolyteParadox
The Book of Boba FettBuccaneer / Serape
Obi-Wan KenobiJoshua Tree / Pilgrim 2


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