Star Wars fans are some of the most rabid on the planet, and they’re all currently going crazier than a drunk Wookiee on Life Day. The title for Episode VIII has been revealed, and it’s The Last Jedi. With just that bit of information, Star Wars fans from around the globe began speculating on Rian Johnson’s upcoming film, and the films to follow.
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) January 23, 2017
Many fans on Twitter tried to determine whether Jedi was plural. (It is.) They also tried to figure out whether Rey or Luke was the titular Last Jedi. Others simply took the title as an omen, portending the death of Luke.
The opening crawl to “The Last Jedi.” pic.twitter.com/zkgQcX5JRc
— Brutally Honest K2SO (@HonestK2SO) January 23, 2017
So Many Sequels
Of course, the new title also lent itself to lots of great jokes. In typical Twitter fashion, fans came up with their own future Star Wars film titles.
Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Episode IX: Wait We Found Another Jedi
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) January 23, 2017
Some were callbacks to obscure ’90s movies featuring Ashton Kutcher…
Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi
Episode 7 – The Force Awakens
Episode 8 – The Last Jedi
Episode 9 – Dude, where’s my Jedi?
— Matthew Kick (@MatthewKick) January 23, 2017
…while others used the Fast and Furious naming scheme…
The Last Jedi
The Last Jedi: Tokyo Drift
Last and Jedi
Last and Jedi 6
The Fate of the Jedi (Summer ’17)
— Mike D., SPLATHOUSE (@miked_splat) January 23, 2017
… and some fans just got weird with it.
Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
Ep IX: Luke Goes to Hell
Ep X: Jedis in Space
Ep XI: Finn and Poe VS Throbbing Biological Urges
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) January 23, 2017
Then again, Futurama has been making jokes about this for awhile now.
Star Wars episode 9 title revealed pic.twitter.com/vf9QTu9Yqm
— Chris Bone (@Boney88) January 23, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15.