There’s been a lot of talk and discussion about the recently revealed title for Star Wars: Episode VIII. The movie will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and fans are wondering what that means and who the last Jedi could be.
Mark Hamill was recently asked by Uproxx what he thinks the title means and if he know who the last Jedi is, and this was his amusing response:
“By the way, when you read The Force Awakens script, the very first two words are, ‘Luke Skywalker has vanished.’ Ooh, baby, this is going to be good! I’m going to have a great part! But down later in the crawl, and I can’t quote it exactly, I saw on Twitter this morning, ‘until Skywalker, the last Jedi, is destroyed.’ I thought, well, I didn’t know that! I’ve only seen it twice – VII, I mean. And I was wondering why they would use that phrase if it was used that way, because it specifies me. And I think it’s very ambiguous. Is the last Jedi Leia? Is it me? […] Is it someone we’ve never met before? Or is it Rey? Because she seems to have the Force as well. So we’ll all wait and see.”
Of course, he’s being a bit of ham while making that statement, but I honestly think that the title is referring to Luke Skywalker. There’s also a cool thing about these Star Wars titles that fans have pointed out. The two titles form an intriguing sentence.
“The Force Awakens The Last Jedi.”
I seriously doubt that was done by accident. Director Rian Johnson did say he knew what he wanted the title to be when he started working on the script, and I’m sure he wanted his title to connect to The Force Awakens, which is so cool. This whole title thing was spark for me when I came across this amusing image on my Facebook feed: