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Disney gives Episode VII a name: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' — here are all the best jokes

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" logo.

It was announced on Twitter Thursday that the new Star Wars movie has finished principal photography, and the announcement brought with it a name: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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Disney pre-hashtagged it for everyone with #StarWarsVII — though the episode number isn't part of the announced title — and #TheForceAwakens, the film's new subtitle. It's a name that nods to the fact that the Star Wars franchise has laid dormant since the prequels, and longer than that in the hearts of fans distressed at the more kid-friendly approach of those prequels.

While not one of those official hashtags, fans on Twitter quickly started having fun with "#RejectedStarWarsTitles," with the most popular angle taking shots at the idea that it sounds like the Force was in bed and needs to wake up — the Atlantic put together a list of 19 of them and noted the joke was being made by basically everyone on Twitter. And because the Onion's new Clickhole is the go-to for pop culture parody, they wrote "7 Ways They Could Totally Screw Up The New 'Star Wars' Movies" which include misspelling the title and making fun of the disabled.

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