Star Wars: Episode VIII Is Now Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The next chapter of the Star Wars saga finally has a name, and it's Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The title was announced through StarWars.com this morning. And before you forget, Jedi is plural and singular, so don't get too worried about the fate of Rey or Luke from the name alone.

It's a suitably ominous title for the middle chapter of the new saga, but what could it mean? Obviously, despite the fact that Jedi can be a plural as well as a singular noun, many are going to see it as signs of an ominous fate for Luke Skywalker — passing down the Jedi teachings to Rey before meeting his own fate (or, shock twist that will never happen: Rey dies, leaving Luke as the titular final Jedi).

Likewise, it could refer to the both of them, as they're seemingly all that's left standing from the ruins of Luke's ill-fated attempt to resurrect the Jedi Order before the events of The Force Awakens. We've even heard rumours recently about Rey's training under Luke, and this could be a nod to her not really being a Jedi yet, as she takes her first step into a larger world.

But really, we don't know all that much yet. We do however know that The Last Jedi is a pretty damn cool title.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman, J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin and Tom Karnowski, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theatres 15 December 2017.

Originally posted on Gizmodo.


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    Well I like it.

    But that kind of forebodes that future films might not have Jedi. Ooh dear. Unless it means "this/these are the last we have now before we find and train more". That would be okay. Like "you drank the last of the milk!" They are still producing milk.

      "You were the chosen one! It was said you would save the milk, not drink it! Save it for others, not leave the carton empty!"

      well they could just come up with a new name for them after that. I mean C'mon, the 'First Order' was undoubtedly the Empire.

      could just refer to Luke being the last.....and then he starts to train Rey up sooo....not so last anymore by the end of the new trilogy. ...so pretty much exactly what happened in Empire and RotJ.

    Could always mean that something else can rise to take the Jedi's place.

    But it seems silly considering we had Return Of the Jedi.

      Wasn't much of a return in the end... best left unsaid it appears.

        You mean now that they have ripped the entire EU out? That title was fitting, given the Expanded Universe went on to actually have more Jedi again. Obviously, they dont seem to be going that way (at least for now).

    I'm just thinking the title refers to the discovery of Luke Skywalker and it's going to be his story in this movie.

      I was going to say this, Luke is the last Jedi as far as we know. He had made a choice not to continue the order after Ben so the film will probably be expounding on that and whether he should continue the Jedi or create something new.

    R2D2 and gansta'3PO will be the main ass kickers when ep9 rolls around.

    RETURN OF THE JEDI.

    LAST OF THE JEDI.

    Bloody Jedi need to work on a long term structure of their business model.

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    The following film after that will probably be called: Star Wars - No There is Another

    I smell a red herring. The plural of Jedi is Jedi...

    Cue the birth of Super Saiyin Jedi.

    Last edited 24/01/17 10:34 am

    One theory I still maintain after The Force Awakens is that there will be a switcheroo between the two potential Jedi.
    Rey was getting a little too angry (Anger leads to hate and all that) and Kylo Ren was always trying too hard to be angry and hateful but always seemed like he never had full conviction. Even during *that* scene he seemed to be struggling. He's also being used and in a lot of movies that always leads to a heel-face turn.

    I don't think it's an omen for the death count of the film at all.

    Luke Skywalker was once the last of the Jedi. It's a title he bears that doesn't forego the possibility of more Jedi in the future.

    Alternate title that I think bears an identical meaning: "LUKE."

    All the title signifies, despite its ominous tone, is that it'll be a movie about Luke Skywalker.

    Last edited 24/01/17 1:31 pm

    It's beginning to sound more like the name of a game show the more I think about it.

    The Weakest Link
    The Biggest Loser
    The Last Jedi

    So this isnt ep 8 and there wont be a 9? Did they originally plan another trilogy? Sorry not up to date on star wars. Gonna watch ep 7 when rogue one is on netflix as well.

      No this is Episode VIII, and Episode IX will be around in 2019. Star Wars marketing has just stopped using Episode Blah in the titles of the films, even the original trilogy are no longer referred to as Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The episode number still appears in the opening crawl, but marketing drops it for streamlining purposes.

      So for clarity, this film is called Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

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