It’s been a holiday season filled with mixed emotions for Star Wars fans between the excitement of Rogue One (along with it’s included angst) and the tragedy of Carrie Fisher. But now fans have something definite to look forward to! The official Star Wars website has just revealed the title for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII.
The title for Star Wars Episode VIII is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The last Jedi definitely seems like an ominous title right? Let’s break it down and see what it could mean for our favorites characters. The first thought is obviously Luke Skywalker. Everyone knows that before Finn and Rey appeared he was the last of the “official” Jedi, we say official because we all know Leia is definitely force sensitive but she’s not a Jedi. It should also be stated that Jedi could very easily be in the plural form in which case maybe it refers not only to Luke Skywalker but to Rey and Finn as well. Both of them have handled Luke’s lightsaber with grace and poise.
Speaking of lightsabers, it should be mentioned that the particular lightsaber both Rey and Finn used was only in Luke’s possession for a short while. It was originally Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber. Which segues perfectly into the next point, the color of the font is red instead of yellow. It could mean nothing but this is Star Wars most of the time it means something. Ironically enough the red font isn’t actually a new thing in the Star Wars saga, it was last seen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Interesting isn’t it? Either way, everyone is very excited to see the next installment of the Star Wars saga. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson with Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman as producers alongside J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski as executive producers.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release December 15. 2017.