This is a warning! I am a Star Wars fan. Repeat. I am a Star Wars fan! This discussion is going to be very biased and excitable and I make no apologies for that! I have a reason to be excited!!!

At last the title for Star Wars Episode VIII has been announced!

Star Wars:The Last Jedi

I’m just going to let that sink in for a while then we’ll get to talking……………………………………….

That’s enough!!! Let’s go! So what does the Last Jedi mean?

  • Luke being the last surviving Jedi after Kylo and the Knights of Ren wiped out his Academy?

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  • Rey being the last potential Jedi candidate and therefor the last Jedi to be trained?

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  • Jedi in the plural sense meaning the last group of Jedi, Luke, Rey and possible more?
  • A reference to Luke’s academy before it was destroyed?
  • Luke effectively ending the Jedi Order himself after being in exile, he doesn’t class himself as a Jedi anymore and isn’t worthy to pass on his knowledge?

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  • The Sith/First Order winning this fight, destroying the last Jedi?
  • Luke and Rey eventually turning to the Dark Side therefore they were the last Jedi?

Of course it could be a reference to the Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff novel, The Last Jedi all about one of the last remaining Jedi striking back against the Empire after Order 66.

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Plenty of options and I’m sure there are a billion more interpretations out there already but these are just off the top of my head. Whatever it means it is great to have some confirmation at last. We have had virtually no news from the set and no photos or anything leaked like they usually are (that I’m aware of).

The words aside, the colouring of the logo is interesting. Gone is the traditional yellow Star Wars lettering, instead replaced with a deep red. This is obviously hinting at a large Dark Side influence on the film which is expected as surely we are going to learn more about Kylo Ren and Smoke in this film. Could this play into the theory that the Jedi will be wiped out during the movie?

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The only other Star Wars film to have red lettering was the working title of Revenge of Jedi (before it was changed to Return of the Jedi prior to its release). Again this film dealt with the Dark Side quite heavily with Luke teetering on the edge while trying to bring his father back to the light. Could this film have a similar battle? We already know that Kylo Ren is conflicted.

Before my brain goes into overload I’m going to leave it there. It’s safe to say I’m bloody excited and I will only get worse as time goes by and more announcements are made, next we’re waiting for a trailer!! December 15, I’m coming for you!!!

What do you think of the title? Let us know in the comments below.

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