Rian Johnson Finally Reveals the Meaning of the Title 'The Last Jedi'

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - 12:02PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - 12:02PM
Rian Johnson Finally Reveals the Meaning of the Title 'The Last Jedi'
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If you're acquainted with a little-known cult science-fiction franchise known as Star Wars, you'll be aware that there is a slight debate surrounding the identity of the titular character (or characters) in the upcoming film, The Last Jedi. This is mostly because, as nerdy grammarians are quick to point out, 'Jedi' can be plural or singular. Is the 'Last Jedi' Luke Skywalker? Does the title refer to Rey? Are there more 'Last Jedi' that we haven't seen yet? Every Star Wars aficionado loves a good fan theory, and there are plenty to choose from.

Seemingly tired of the endless debate, director Rian Johnson has decided to wade into the fray to answer the question once and for all.

It's Luke. Luke's the Last Jedi. Case closed.




According to the ABC interview in which Johnson revealed this, he noted that he hadn't even realized that people would question who the 'Last Jedi' might be— to him, it seemed like the least interesting thing to speculate on, as Luke is clearly the Jedi in question, off on his quest to find the original Jedi temple.

Luke has been called the 'last Jedi' plenty of times before, but we know that his teachings will continue either way, as the trailer for Episode VIII shows him training Rey. Whether she'll be called a Jedi or not, this doesn't seem to be the cataclysmic end of the Jedi way, unless Luke's claim that 'it's time for the Jedi to end' indicates that he gives upon training Rey at some point.

Either way, now that the controversy surrounding the title has been settled, we can go back to speculating about Supreme Leader Snoke and his ridiculous outfits.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi hits US theaters December 15th, 2017.
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