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– 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

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.