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"It's time for the Jedi to end." What this could mean for Star Wars...


It's just over half a year until we get to experience the next cinematic instalment in the Star Wars franchise. The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has the internet going crazy, not least because it has shown us our favourite characters Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac) again, but because Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is back.

Skywalker is causing quite a stir however, because of the words we hear him utter at the end of the trailer. Just see below for yourself! What could this possibly mean?

For all of those who like to play Sherlock Holmes, we've rounded up a few theories...

Gray Jedi

Many Star Wars fans will have heard this term before. A Gray Jedi is someone who has the Force (and usually is very, very strong with the Force) but who doesn't necessarily owe allegiance to either the Light or Dark side. It can also mean a Jedi who does not always agree or fully support the Jedi High Council. Qui-Gon Jinn was often believed to be a Gray Jedi because he regularly disagreed with the High Council (oh Liam Neeson, we miss you!)

Luke's Last Jedi quote could impact the whole Star Wars universe as it may imply there isn't a good side or bad side within him, but that a Jedi can have bits of both.

Look at Anakin Skywalker: some say he was simply a misunderstood, angsty teen, who was also a powerful Jedi with a mixture of Light and Dark. However, ultimately he turned to the Dark side. Could this this impact the way we see Kylo Ren and even Rey and Luke? There is a lot of potential if this is the case.

Luke has joined the Dark Side

Luke has been on an island for many years, apparently because his student, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), turned to the Dark Side. But what if this is a lie and Luke was actually seduced by the Dark Side? He’s resisted before, but what if he could no longer?

If the The Last Jedi pans out this way, then it wouldn’t take a genius to work out that "It’s time for the Jedi to end" would be a threat from Luke, possibly aimed at Rey.

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We all know that the life of a Jedi can be constricting. The Jedi Code, created by the Jedi Order, forbids Jedi from things such as not training more than one Padawan. But it also restricts them from having families and getting married, as well as encouraging them not to seek revenge.

As we know, young Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) fell in love with Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman), married her and had a baby with her without the Order knowing. If the Jedi Code wasn’t so oppressive and Anakin was allowed to fall in love, maybe he would never have felt suffocated by the Order and wouldn’t have been tempted to the Dark Side.

With fewer rules, Jedi would have more freedom and surely they would be a lot happier. Maybe Luke has fallen in love or wishes to seek revenge against Kylo Ren, and therefore wants to change the way Jedi operate. It may be time for the ancient term Jedi to end, because people strong with the Force will be allowed to be a lot more flexible.

Rey will join the Dark Side

Until the events of The Force Awakens Rey had been alone for most of her life on Jakku, scavenging to survive. She’s only just realised she’s strong with the Force, so she will surely be vulnerable and if Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) was able to tempt Kylo Ren, what if he is able to lure Rey too?

Losing two of his Jedi apprentices to the Dark Side might well be too much for Luke. It may lead to his desire to eradicate the Jedi for good, to stop this from ever happening again.

Will The Last Jedi prove one of the above theories true? One thing is guaranteed: it's going to be an epic journey now that Luke Skywalker has returned. Tweet us your own theories @Cineworld and get ready for the movie's release on 15th December.

Nadine Shambrook is a writer who blogs for Cineworld as part of our news team.