The reactivated Star Wars series returns later this year with Episode VIII, titled The Last Jedi - and now, after much speculation, the answer is finally here as to who the title refers to.
Luke? Or Rey?
Although the answer might already be in the opening credits to The Force Awakens:
They state: "Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister First Order has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed."
And that's a much been confirmed by director Rian Johnson who told The New York Times: "There's always wiggle room in these movies - everything is from a certain point of view - but coming into our story, he is the actual last of the Jedi," Johnson explained. "And he's removed himself and is alone on this island, for reasons unknown."
There had previously been a lot of fan speculation about the movie's title.
In The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker was referred to as 'the last Jedi' and the First Order wouldn't rest until he had been killed. So, as the only Jedi left in the galaxy you might think that referred to him. But what about Rey? The force has awakened her and she's been using her powers. We all assume that she's going to become a Jedi in the next film or two.
It's a simple question of whether Jedi is singular or plural? Well, the official Star Wars account in Italy has shed some light on this. Its translation - 'gli ultimi jedi' - infers there is more than one Jedi...
Thanks to Google, gli translates as this... "Gli is the plural form of lo. If you use lo in singular, you have to use gli in plural. Examples: Gli studenti, gli sport, gli psicologi, gli yogurt."
However, I guess as far as the final say on the matter is concerned, the director's own take is pretty hard to argue with.Featured Image Credit: Disney
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