As confirmed this morning, Star Wars: Episode VIII is now officially Star Wars: the Last Jedi.
But who is the last Jedi? It's not exactly a secret, really - or is it?
It's kinda right there. Even Mark Hamill calls it "straightforward."
Mark Hamill on the 'The Last Jedi'. pic.twitter.com/lI4N8EGxUo
— Star Wars Stuff (@starwarstuff) January 23, 2017
But that hasn't stopped everyone from maybe reading a little too much into it. The main point of contention is pretty solid, though - Jedi could be a plural.
Wondering who won't survive 'The Last Jedi' based on the title?
The plural of Jedi is Jedi.
Could be a school of them... pic.twitter.com/6tWkz6Gphs
— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) January 23, 2017
Who is the last jedi? is Rey the last jedi? but the plural for jedi is also jedi so this can refer to more than one jedi pic.twitter.com/xCnxVpjCek
— Jihane (@wakandaho) January 23, 2017
Things to note while theorizing for Ep 8
> Plural of Jedi is still Jedi
> But Yoda said Luke's the last Jedi
> Eps 3 and 6 had red titles
— Dana Benipayo (@deins_beni) January 23, 2017
"The Last Jedi" can mean Luke Skywalker and Rey together. Jedi is singular or plural.
— Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) January 23, 2017
the last jedi can mean two things,
there is one jedi left or
the jedi in that universe are the last.
(jedi is plural and singular)
— dalton blake (@loserdalton) January 23, 2017
the plural of Jedi is actually Jedi so the Last Jedi does not necessarily mean that Luke is going to die or that Rey is the last one
— Jim Gisriel (@JimmFORCE) January 23, 2017
Now all of us Star Wars dorks will spend the next 11 months trying to figure out who the last Jedi is, and if word "Jedi" is plural or not.
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) January 23, 2017
IS JEDI SINGULAR OR PLURAL IS LUKE THE LAST JEDI IS HE GONNA DIE IS REY THE LAST JEDI ARE THERE MORE JEDI OUT THERE WHAT ABOUT GREY JEDI???? pic.twitter.com/45e76wCLCX
— annie ? (@anniecalatrello) January 23, 2017
BUT WHO IS THE LAST JEDI IS IT LUKE OR REY OR MAYBE BOTH BC JEDI IS PLURAL TOO pic.twitter.com/FFNSt6FH6S
— the last jedi alice (@reyeverdeen) January 23, 2017
You get the drift. There's more to say than just plurals, though.
episode 8: one of the darkest episodes
episode 8: title is last jedi
episode 8: star wars letters are in red
— ely (@kenobarnes) January 23, 2017
— Nerdist (@nerdist) January 23, 2017
Now let's have a moment of silence for this tragedy.
I can now sadly confirm Disney didn't go with my film title suggestion, "Step Up - Jedi Heat 3D (2.0)"
Such a shame.#TheLastJedi
— Tegan Higginbotham (@TeganMH) January 23, 2017
The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson, produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman, and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.
The film is scheduled for release in Australia on December 14 2017.