For the majority of cinema-goers, Star Wars is a likeable franchise populated with funny robots, villains who struggle to breathe and odd little green folk whose grasp on English grammar is questionable at the best of times.
However, for the truly devoted among us, the #Jedi Church is an actual religion, one that must be studied and worshipped on a daily basis. It's no surprise, then, that after #TheForceAwakens opened in cinemas, the most devout #StarWars fans immediately began to study the scriptures in an attempt to predict what the future holds for the holy franchise.
This week, the official title for Episode 8 was finally revealed to be 'The Last Jedi'. While the majority of the internet exploded faster than the planet Alderaan, the true acolytes of all things Jedi immediately proceeded to pat themselves on the back and chuckle heartily, safe in the knowledge that they had already predicted this title over a year ago.
But did they spot every single easter egg from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?
"Great Shot Kid, That Was One In A Million."
Uproxx writer Mike Ryan was one of the first to realize that The Last Jedi had been foreseen by devotees of The Force over a year ago, crediting Redditor Trumondo as the first fan to accurately predict the title.
While there's a chance that Trumondo could have broken into director Rian Johnson's base and found the plans in a droid, it's more likely that the Star Wars acolyte actually enlisted the help of fellow devotees, breaking down the titles of the previous films in order to deduce some kind of formula.
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"Great, Kid. Don’t Get Cocky."
While the force is undeniably strong with Trumondo, those quick to credit him with being the first to predict The Last Jedi's title are out of luck though, as it turns out that DeviantArt user “MrSteiners” guessed the title way back in 2015, even predicting the design of the logo as well.
Other than using the color yellow instead of red, MrSteiners somehow managed to create a perfect replication of the official Star Wars logo. This impressive foresight led many to assume that MrSteiners could in fact turn out to be The Last Jedi himself, although some other theories suggest that this title could possibly refer to Rey or Luke Skywalker instead. Only time will tell.
Fortunately, fellow DeviantArt user Enoch16 managed to fill in the missing piece of the puzzle, predicting the red font that would eventually be used for the final logo. If only the two designers had combined forces... they could have saved some poor schmuck at Disney a few day's work.
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Whether these hardcore Jedi acolytes are strong with the Force, or they're actually rebel forces working secretly to sabotage Disney from within isn't clear. Either way though, Disney's inability to devise original titles for the franchise shouldn't deter us from approaching galactic levels of excitement for #RianJohnson's take on Star Wars, which could very well turn out to be best the best instalment yet.