We might have a clue as to the meaning of ‘The Last Jedi,’ announced recently as the official title of ‘Star Wars Episode VIII.’
The title has obviously left fans deep in thought as to just who it might refer, the obvious candidates being either Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker or Daisy Ridley’s Rey – but we shouldn’t forget that Jedi is one of those nouns for which the singular and plural are the same, like samurai, ninja, or, erm, sheep and moose.
Now, IGN have figured out that the ‘Jedi’ in ‘The Last Jedi’ is in fact plural – thanks to the film’s German title. It will be released in Germany as ‘Die Letzten Jedi,’ which indicates that title “references multiple Jedi,” for as IGN point out, “if it was a single Jedi, it would be ‘Der Letzte Jedi.'”
Please, no jokes about German efficiency.
It is also noted that other translations of the title, notably Spanish translation ‘Los Ultimos Jedi,’ indicate that it definitely refers to more than one Jedi.
So now, let the speculation continue! Does the title refer to Luke and Rey, or might there be even more Jedi joining the action? There are a few key new cast members arriving in the movie, including Benico del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran – it doesn’t seem out of the question that any of them might wield a blue or green lightsaber… or maybe even a purple one?
Written and directed by Rian Johnson (‘Looper’), ‘Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ opens in UK cinemas on 15 December.