When the title for Episode Eight of Star Wars came out, fan speculation took off. We were told the title was going to be The Last Jedi. What does this mean? Was it referring to Luke or Rey? Did it mean there would be no more Jedi Order after the film ended? Was it creating a sentence after Episode Seven’s title The Force Awakens? The force awakens the last Jedi?
Some Hints At The Title
In an interview with ABC News on Friday 4/14/17. Director of The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, may have spilled a small spoiler.
If you don’t want any spoilers in the slightest however small they maybe, do not read the next paragraph.
Rian Johnson was asked if the title of The Last Jedi, referred to multiple Jedi in the plural sense. His response was this,
” It’s so funny when people started asking that, I had never even pondered that question.” After some pressing, he continued, “In my mind, it’s singular. In my mind it is”
This gives us some clarification that it is one last Jedi. But it still does not tell us who is the last Jedi. It could also be Rian playing games saying in his mind it means one, but in Lucasfilm’s mind it is multiple. That is until he added.
“As to whether Luke is the ‘Last Jedi,’ they say in ‘The Force Awakens’ he’s going to find the last Jedi temple and Luke is the last Jedi.”
Does that mean the last Jedi is confirmed or more games?
If we look at what Rian Johnson says it all but confirms that Luke is the last Jedi. But the questions remain. Is he the last Jedi until Rey get’s trained? Is he the last Jedi because Rey is trained to become a Grey Jedi, one that walks the line between light and dark. Does, and forgive me for saying this, Luke die in the film? Is it all a smoke screen and as Yoda said in Empire Strike Back “There is another?”
It’s seeming more and more likely that we are going to have to wait until December to get any real answers. If you have any thoughts on the above questions or speculations at all. Please include them in the comments below and be a part of the conversation. You can also check out our other speculation articles about The Last Jedi teaser :
MEST5150 – Contributor