– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a film whose titles has been sending the internet abuzz ever since it was first revealed to be the title. With second entries in trilogies usually coming out as darker entities than their predecessors, it was already assumed that this film would take a more serious turn. Add in the fact that Johnson was the director behind films like Looper and Brick, and you have a recipe made for a serious movie.

With all those factors in mind, Star Wars: The Last Jedi as a title seemed to have a certain finality to it. Finally, in the trailer, Luke Skywalker stated that it was time for the Jedi to end. So what in the world would this movie be about? Are we actually seeing the end of the Jedi, or is this film referring to someone like Luke? Is he the last Jedi, or is Rey the one who’s really the last Jedi? The title could be interpreted in many ways, and while we expected the mystery to last until we actually saw the flick, Rian Johnson recently revealed to New York Times what it means.

Here’s what he had to say:

“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.”

So there we go — the end of the mystery. It turns out it’s a lot more straightforward than we expected (though many speculated as such). In this film, our lead Rey is training alongside Luke Skywalker, a man who is literally the last Jedi. Johnson acknowledged the inherent wiggle room with the title, and maybe it could have a double meaning if we read into it. But without a doubt, Johnson makes it clear just who the last Jedi really is.

What do you think of this reveal? Do you like the explanation, or do you hate the fact that the explanation is so underwhelming? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: New York Times

  • Clarence Bricklyne

    Darn it!!!!

    I was holding out hope for Dontos the Fool.

  • Drew Carlton

    “wiggle room,” “as of right now,” “coming into our story,” = deflection.

  • CoolHandJuke

    i’d love to rub one out with that robot hand of his #stranger…

    • Mowskwoz

      “and is alone on this island, for reasons unknown.” @disqus_oqisd63qzZ:disqus I think you just uncovered the mystery of why Luke hid away alone on that island. #Stranger

      • Jeremy Alexander

        Why would anyone hide from the pleasures of mechanical hand masturbation? You fucking prude.

  • noahwayne0

    I have a bad feeling about this movie.

  • M@rvel

    I thought that was obvious. Everyone made such a huge deal when all the different titles for TLJ came out in other countries and some suggested multiple Jedi… I always thought it was just Luke. As it should be. Rey is no jedi. And I reckon Luke will teach her to be something different anyways, so he really will be the last Jedi. That’s what I want.

  • HaroldNMaudeDib

    From a Time magazine piece from the winter…

    “According to several foreign-language posters for the film—including those in Spanish, French and German—the “Jedi” in question refers to more than one individual. This means there could be a few different combinations of Force-sensitive characters in play.”

    Don’t really care but there you go…

    • Joseph Jammer Medina

      Oh, we know. This is part of what makes Johnson’s statement so confusing.

      • Drew Carlton

        Actually, Jammer told me this a year ago, it had never occurred to me that Jedi could be plural. I think Rian is doing everything possible to misdirect people that follow every detail about SW.

      • Jeremy Alexander

        There is no confusion and he didn’t announce anything. He clarified who the title was referring to months ago. It took me two seconds to find the Screen Rant article about it, how long did you look into it before your clickbait title?

  • Fallout Boy!

    Rey will cut Luke’s balls off and she’ll be the new last Jedi, etc, etc…
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    • Jeremy Alexander

      blah blah, Star Wars has always been about toy sales. That’s why we got ewoks instead of the Wookie rebellion and stormtroopers getting their arms ripped off by retractable wookie claws. That’s why we got a Return instead of a Revenge of the Jedi. What’s your point?

  • Jeremy Alexander

    Um, the mystery was solved months ago when both Rian and Kennedy stated the title referred to Luke. That has never been a mystery.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.