Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Working Title: Foodles or AVCO
Lucasfilm/Bad Robot/Walt Disney Studios/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Rumor has it that the secret code name for Star Wars: Episode VII was Foodles, named after a Disney-branded snack. AVCO, on the other hand, became the official working title for the production. The name may sound a little odd, but it was actually inspired by a Los Angeles cinema—one of only four theaters to use the high-quality THX sound system developed by creator George Lucas when showing the Star Wars movies. It also happens to be the cinema where J.J. Abrams, the film’s director, first saw Star Wars as a boy, according to LA Times. Check out more hilarious working titles of your favorite movies.
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Working Title: Jar Jar’s Great Adventure
Lucasfilm/Fox/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Following the release of Episode I: The Phantom Menace, fans had strong opinions about an orange amphibian character named Jar Jar Binks. While he was intended to be a source of comic relief, Jar Jar ended up becoming one of the most hated characters in the entire enterprise. Moviegoers complained that he was obnoxious and over-the-top, even going so far as to dub Jar Jar Binks one of the most annoying movie characters of all time. Knowing this, the film’s producers took to calling the sequel Jar Jar’s Great Adventure, a sarcastic nod to all of the negative backlash. We bet you didn’t know these mind-blowing facts about Star Wars, either.