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The Last Jedi – what does the title mean? #StarWars


Last week, we finally found out what the title of the eighth Star Wars film will be when director Rian Johnson confirmed that the subtitle at the beginning of the opening crawl would read ‘The Last Jedi’.

But who is the last Jedi to which the title refers...? 

Is it Luke?

That’s where the smart money is. And Exhibit A is the opening crawl for The Force Awakens which reads: “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.”

So there you go, ‘the last Jedi’... But then maybe Episode VIII knows something Episode VII didn’t. To paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi, maybe there is another…

Is it Leia?

Not much was made of Leia’s Force powers in The Force Awakens, bar a scene of her sensing when Han Solo was killed by their son, Ben (AKA Kylo Ren). Could Leia get herself trained up in the next movie?

Is it Rey?

She’s definitely Force sensitive, and looks set to be trained by Luke in the next movie, so maybe SHE’S the last Jedi. But then, is one film long enough to her to become a Jedi Knight? Luke wasn’t even a Jedi by the end of the third film, and anyway, who bestows that title on anyone anymore, now there isn’t a Jedi Council? And also, even if it is her, WHY IS SHE THE LAST?!

Is it Kylo Ren?

Erm, no.

Who do you think the title refers to? Let us know @Cineworld.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens at Cineworld on 15 December.