WE CAN NOW REFER TO EPISODE VIII OFFICIALLY AS STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? LET US OVER ANALYZE BELOW…
First thoughts? That’s good.
From the Star Wars website:
We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.
Here’s the teaser poster:
Let’s speculate and analyze like the obsessed movie lovers we are.
First off, who is the last Jedi? The obvious answer is Luke Skywalker, but could the title be a clue to his fate? The ominous and Sith, er, Knights of Ren or the First Order colored red Star Wars title font would lead us to believe as much. This the second act of a trilogy and as we’ve experienced in The Empire Strikes Back, it’s usually the darkest part of any three act story. Could Luke fall at the hands of his nephew, Kylo Ren’s rage?
After the destruction of Starkiller Base (the even biggerer Death Star) Kylo was on his way to “complete his training” with Supreme Leader Snoke. We know that Luke and Rey’s relationship is going to be a huge part of The Last Jedi with him training her and possibly revealing if he is indeed her father or uncle or someone connected to her. Could The Last Jedi end with Kylo and his other Knights of Ren attacking Luke and Rey? And could Luke sacrifice himself like Kylo’s namesake Obi-Wan? That sounds very plausible and also possible. And would that make Rey the last Jedi instead of Luke?
Here’s something else to consider: Jedi is both singular or plural. Perhaps Luke and Rey both survive or maybe there are other Jedi that Luke trained the last 30 years that survived the massacre we saw in Rey’s Force vision in The Force Awakens.
The only thing that would make us think otherwise is the confirmation that the late Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) was supposed to have a reunion with her brother in Episode IX. However, with the passing of our Princess, this isn’t going to happen. But if it did, Luke theoretically could still have reunited with her as Ben Kenobi did with Luke as a spirit of the Force. I’ve got a bad feeling about this…
Luke dying I mean. I’m beyond excited for The Last Jedi coming this December as Rian Johnson is a smart and skilled writer/director.
What are your thoughts?