Yes, it's finally here. After all this waiting, at last we got to see a teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi — and it was amazing. While it hasn't given a lot away in regard to what we will see in the second installment of the new trilogy, it has certainly sparked fan speculation. But the trailer ended on a note of uncertainty that we found to be straight up terrifying. Luke Skywalker, who spoke more in this trailer than in the entirety of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, said something that could be interpreted as truly horrible.
'I Only Know One Truth'
#LukeSkywalker spoke at the end of the trailer, after we got some incredible visuals of things being blown up and both Kylo Ren and Rey looking pretty intense with their lightsabers. He said:
"I only know one truth. it's time for the Jedi to end."
That was chilling. Luke, having been the only Jedi in the entire #StarWars universe for an entire generation, has had his work cut out for him, and there are three ways that his message could be interpreted.
1. He Wants To Undo His Life's Work
When Luke trained Kylo Ren, intending for him and a number of his other students to take up the mantle of the #Jedi once he was gone, he surely pinned all of his hopes on them. When Kylo betrayed him, either joining the Knights of Ren or creating them from Luke's other students, it must have been devastating for the Jedi Master.
It has been rumored that we could see a battle on Luke's planet where Rey fends off Kylo and Luke goes through the Knights of Ren one by one, killing almost all of them. This would be amazing, and it would make sense that Luke thinks of these former students as Jedi and decides at last, after hiding away for so long, that it is time to end them. But it would be a little strange for it to go down like that.
2. He Is Ready To Die
This tragically makes more sense. If #KyloRen and the Supreme Leader Snoke are, as previously rumored, not to be referred to as Sith and are something different, maybe they're not the only ones. What if Rey and any Force wielders following her are not Jedi? Luke may readily train Rey to control the Force, yet not call her a Jedi. If so, then isn't Luke #TheLastJedi and if he dies the will Jedi die with him? He has hidden away from the inevitable war for so long, it is easy to expect that after training Rey and passing on the legacy, he decides he is ready to die. This makes too much sense and my heart hurts so maybe we should move on.
3. He Refuses To Train Rey
Rey came a long way to train with Luke, but what if he refuses? He clearly failed as a teacher to Kylo and his other students and Luke himself was taught by Yoda for all of five minutes. Jedi train from about five years of age until they are adults to wield their powers properly. So maybe, with his previous failures and Rey's already strong abilities, he will be too scared of the darkness within her to teach her. With all of his previous students being evil or dead, you can understand his reluctance. But if he refuses to teach her, how will Rey learn anything more?
It has been rumored that Hayden Christensen will appear in The Last Jedi. This is likely to be as a Force ghost, and it is possible that the likes of Obi-Wan Kenobi or #Yoda could also appear to help Rey, or even just to convince Luke to teach her. Either way, it would be a major cameo alert and awesome to see. It would be even better if in the First Jedi Temple, which is rumored to appear in the film, Rey and Luke are suddenly surrounded by hundreds of Jedi from ages past. But now I'm diving into a rabbit hole and must stop myself when that happens.
We won't know the context of Luke's ominous message until Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released on December 15, but let me know all about your theories in the comments below.