Did you know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens at one point bore the title Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire?

This is significant for fans of the Star Wars Expanded Universe (R.I.P.) as it’s very close to “Shadows of the Empire,” which was the title of a book and a video game that were both released in 1996. Lucasfilm creative exec Pablo Hidalgo revealed the connection in a series of tweets.

@justinlasalata for longest time, the TFA title was the same as an old novel. Thankfully it changed. 🙂 With so many books, it’s inevitable

— Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) December 25, 2015 Read more…

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ almost had a much more familiar title