After the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ dropped on Friday, we saw that Luke Skywalker isn’t enthused about the future of his order and now we’ve learned that the title directly relates to his character. The news came straight from director Rian Johnson who believes that the word Jedi is singular in his mind when referring to the film.
On an interview with Good Morning America, Johnson had the following to say when questioned about the title:
“It’s so funny when people started asking that when the title was announced because I had never even pondered that question. That seems like, to me, the most—the most uninteresting [question]. … In my mind, it’s singular. In my mind it is [singular], absolutely.”
One of the main running theories is that the Jedi in the title were plural pertaining at the very least Luke and Rey were the last of the Jedi. Though with the recent trailer showing Luke’s view of the Jedi order, the title now could make a lot of sense. In his mind, Luke might be the last Jedi. While it clearly shows him training Rey in the ways of the Force, it might not be to be one of the Jedi but something entirely new.
When push comes to shove on whether Luke or Rey is the last Jedi, Johnson does say:
“They say in The Force Awakens that he’s going to find the last Jedi temple, and Luke is the last Jedi.”
This could mean that this film will be the end of Luke’s story especially since we know that the future of the Skywalkers being a major force in the universe is in question. However as these main films are still thought of as the Skywalker saga and with Leia not appearing in the final installment, it would seem that Luke has to make it to the end unless Rey truly is his daughter.
You can check out the snippet where this is discussed in the tweet from Good Morning America below:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 14, 2017
So now we’ll have to wait to see if Luke is going to be the last Jedi while bringing about a new discipline for the Force in a galaxy far far away.
What do you think this means for the future of the Jedi Order? Will Rey end up as a Jedi or something else entirely? Share your thoughts below!