Tuesday January 24, 2017

Who Is "The Last Jedi?"

While the title for Episode VIII was only revealed yesterday, it feels like old news already, since everyone and their mom had something to say about it. Still, I want to hear what theories you guys have concerning the title. In my eyes, Disney are sociopaths who have no regard for the series’ lore and are only invested toward cementing new blood so they can push out more movies and toys, so I actually believe "Jedi" in the title could be singular, with the last surviving member being Mary Sue Skywalker. Whether Luke dies or not is anyone’s guess, but if it does actually happen, I can pretty much guarantee it is going to be cringeworthy if the writing is anything like The Force Awakens.

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One possibility, already speculated about by fans online, is that the title does refer to Luke, with Rey being the first in a new line of something other than Jedi or Sith; a Force user that goes beyond the old structure and actually brings the much-promised "balance to the Force." If that's the case, then the title takes on a different meaning آ— something that seems far less doom-laden, and more optimistic; a passing of the lightsaber, if not the torch. What is worth considering, however, is this: Jedi isn't just a singular term. It's plural, as the franchise has made clear on numerous occasions. With that in mind, The Last Jedi not only doesn't have to choose between Luke and Rey, it can encompass both of them and more. Whatever happened to the Force users that Luke was training before his disappearance? Are they Jedi now as well, and if so, could the title be talking about them? ( Could the title refer to whatever happened to make Luke go AWOL in the first place, for that matter? )