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In our exhaustive on-going quest to know everything there is about The Last Jedi before we once again travel a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away on 14th December, Star Wars Episode VIII director, Rian Johnson has put to bed one of the mysteries that has had fans in heated who-shot-first style arguments since the title was announced. He has only gone and de-cloaked the titular Last Jedi in the most underwhelming and unspectacularly brilliant way.
Well, in truth, J.J. Abrams and his crawl for The Force Awakens had already done it for him. So instead of debating whether the word Jedi was plural, or whether it was Daisy Ridley’s Rey, or Mark Hamill’s moody looking Luke Skywalker, fans should have paid a little bit more attention to that yellow text vanishing into the sea of stars.
When asked “What does The Last Jedi mean?” Rian Johnson told The New York Times the following:-
It’s in the opening crawl of “The Force Awakens.” Luke Skywalker, right now, is the last Jedi. There’s always wiggle room in these movies — everything is from a certain point of view — but coming into our story, he is the actual last of the Jedi. And he’s removed himself and is alone on this island, for reasons unknown.
Equally ground breaking from the ever-affable Johnson was the tongue-in-cheek news that Han Solo will return as a Force Ghost, and that Jar-Jar Binks is in fact, Supreme Leader Snoke.
You can read the full interview here.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is out this December, starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Issac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Benicio Del Toro, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Kellie Marie Tran, Peter Mayhew, and Laura Dern, amongst countless others.