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It’s Official: ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Is Titled ‘The Last Jedi’


We’ve got 11 long months to go before anyone will get a look at Star Wars: Episode VIII, so Lucasfilm has tried to pace itself with leaking details of the hotly anticipated upcoming release. Today, however, they dropped a big one: on the official Star Wars web site, a new announcement revealed the subtitle for the eighth installment in what the site refers to as “the Skywalker saga.” The post declared, “We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.”

And there you have it, Rian Johnson’s next film will henceforth be known as Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. The question now becomes who the last Jedi is, exactly. It would appear to refer to Luke Skywalker, who made a key cameo at the conclusion of The Force Awakens and has been confirmed the play an increased role in the films to come in his continuing battle against the Sith lords. However, the title could just as easily allude to young warrior Rey, who showed signs of midichlorian presence in the last film when she used the Force at a pivotal moment. More confounding still, the plural of Jedi is also Jedi, so for all we know, the last Jedi could be a whole bunch of people.

We’ve got months of baseless speculation to look forward to (maybe BB-8 is the last Jedi!), but for now, weigh in below with your thoughts on the latest Star Wars-centric revelation.

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