It’s official! Star Wars: Episode VIII is given an official title: The Last Jedi.
But that’s not even half the story! The new title has opened up a ton of questions.
Who is The Last Jedi?
We initially thought it was in reference to Luke Skywalker.
If he is the absolute last, does that mean he is destined for doom in the next movie? Maybe, but not definitely. If we remember back to the original trilogy, Yoda was the last Jedi known to be alive when he began training Luke. Does this resemble the relationship between Luke and Rey? Perhaps we will see some similarities in their relationship as we did between Luke and Yoda.
Of course, we like this new title a lot better than the tongue-in-cheek title of “Space Bear” given by Director Rian Johnson.
The new title was announced Monday without any other details from Lucasfilm.
If we look to the middle movies of both previous trilogy arcs, we can assume that The Last Jedi will leave our heroes of the story in despair.
On the other hand of course…
It could be Rey herself, played by the talented Daisy Ridley.
It seems obvious that the next movie will indeed show Luke guiding Rey through her Jedi training, but of course everything is up to speculation.
One thing is for sure though, Disney Parks will have a lot of exciting new experiences coming in the near future!
The returning cast includes: Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Dohmnall Gleeson, and the late Carrie Fisher. The movie will also include franchise newcomers like Benicio Del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran and Laura Dern. It will be produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman (Brick, Looper) and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.
Johnson has previously confirmed that The Last Jedi will pick up right where The Force Awakens left off.
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