Just yesterday the the world was in the uproar when #Lucasfilm released the the official name for Episode 8, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And now fans are just begging for answers. What could such an ominous title mean for the Skywalker family and the rest of the galaxy? Is Luke the last Jedi the title speaks of, or Rey, and if so, why?
These are just a few of the many questions that have popped up over the past 24 hours, and fans have already come up with a theory for each question asked.
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With just under a year until the official release of the film, much can still change, but the title is definitely set in stone — and so is the fact that the movie will have the famous Star Wars opening crawl, which was absent from Rogue One (and presumably all future non-saga, standalone anthology films).
Need proof? Just an hour ago, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson released this photo on instragram:
There it is, heading the iconic introductory crawl. The Last Jedi has officially been written in the stars and has joined the rest of the iconic Star Wars movie titles. Now it will never be forgotten anywhere in the galaxy!
The rest of the crawl has, unfortunately but understandably, been left completely blank to keep the plot of the movie shrouded in the Force...and yet this picture still says a thousand words! We get to see the master at work, deep in thought about how to make another unforgettable introduction that immediately draws millions of audience members right back into the story like these did:
Also, he isn't alone! There in the corner, looking over the whole procedure, is none other then everyone's favourite droid, R2D2. Having appeared in every single Star Wars movie, including #RogueOne, who else would directors send to make sure that the tale is faithfully told? Who knows, maybe somewhere deep in his data sets, he might even be holding the secrets to the mysterious title of this movie.
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting the big screens next December, fans around the world still have a long time to wait. But with the release of this photo, could a trailer or even a sneak peak be coming our way very soon?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be hitting cinemas December 15, 2017. May the Force be with you until then.
What do you think the title of Star Wars Episode 8 means? Tell us in the comments below!