The Last Jedi is quite the ominous title. The reveal had fans – including myself – speculating like crazy.
There’s a lot to guess at, but we’ve gotten some news that there’s a lot more to the title than what we first assumed. Thanks to the French version of the title – Les Derniers Jedi – it would seem that the “Jedi” in the title is not referring to a single person. It looks like this is a plural use of the term.
The Last Jedi…s?
So, what does this tell us? So much of the prior theorizing was about who the last Jedi was. Now that we know the title is encompassing multiple Jedi, how does that change things? Well, for starters, it definitely adds to the doomy feel of the title. We might be seeing the dissolution of any kind of Jedi order. Maybe what happened between Luke, Kylo Ren, and the Knights of Ren has made things clear that any institution or group is going to fail. In fact, every instance of a Jedi order that we’ve seen has produced the figure that destroys them. Maybe this story will be about empowering the individual instead of a specific ideology.
But, does this mean that Luke and Rey make up the last of the Jedi? Will their training reveal that the idea of the Jedi can’t work? Or will Rey be bringing a cynical Luke back to the side of hope? Is Kylo Ren considered part of this group of the last Jedi?
“Everything that has a beginning has an end.”
Maybe it’s time for the Jedi to end. They’ve been such a presence throughout the Skywalker saga films. Could throwing out that idea open up the world of Star Wars in new ways? It would be great to see the main series of films look at more shades of gray instead of the binary ideas of light and dark.
Regardless, we’ll be learning more about the film as Star Wars Celebration creeps closer. Stay here at Fandom for all your Star Wars news!