'Star Wars: Episode 8' Titles Reveal Luke Skywalker Is Not The Last Jedi

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The reveal of the subtitle for Star Wars: Episode 8, now Star Wars: The Last Jedi, prompted to some sweeping declarations about the future of the Star Wars galaxy. The evocative title suggested to many that the Jedi may be heading for a crisis point. If Luke Skywalker is the last Jedi, would the Jedi Order die with him? Or will Luke Skywalker die during the course of Episode 8, with Rey surviving on as the last Jedi? Newly revealed title treatments for Star Wars: The Last Jedi have provided some clarity on these points, by confirming that The Last Jedi is meant to be read as plural. There will be more than one last Jedi, just like there were more than one Last Samurai but weren’t more than one Last Picture Show.

The French title is Les Derniers Jedi, a plural construct. The Spanish version of the title, Los Últimos Jedi is also plural.

Apparently the German title, Die Letzten Jedi, is similarly plural, says io9.

So neither Luke or Rey is definitively the very last Jedi, but they are collectively the last of the Jedi.

Of course, there’s a countervailing force that will probably be a big part of Episode 8, the nature of which remains mysterious even with these international takes on the title: the Knights of Ren. In addition to the last Jedi, Episode 8 should reveal more about the Jedi apostates: the outcasts and traitors who murdered Luke Skywalker’s students, destroying his dream of restoring the Jedi Order to its Star Wars Prequel Trilogy greatness. Who knows, perhaps The Last Jedi refers to them after they kill Luke and Rey, turning the Jedi into a perversion of their past identity and instituting a reign of terror unlike any the galaxy has ever seen.

But probably not.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Definitely Plural Now will be out in theaters Dec. 15.

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