It's official! Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out this year and the rumors are already riding at an ALL TIME HIGH! Warning for spoilers for past Star Wars movies, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Last we saw Rey was facing Luke Skywalker in the hills of The Jedi Temple in the middle of some long lost galaxy (Even though it look like they are in the mountains in the Fiji). Holding out Luke's lost light saber, as Luke looks at Rey with SO MUCH Shade that you would have sworn there where multiple great oaks magically inserted in the scene. So with the fact that just in the final scene before the credits you see TWO Jedis (well one and a half I guess...), and It leaves a question mark on this bomb shell Star Wars title. So with the title on this next installment of the beloved series, does this spell the end of the most beloved character the Star Wars franchise? Isn't Princess Leia a Jedi? Let's talk about it.
Princess Leia is not a Jedi. According to past movies, being covered in the sauce that is the force doesn't actually make you a Jedi. There is an amazing amount of training that would have to go into you getting the coveted title. Luke is a Jedi and Rey is believed to become a Jedi, and although we lost Carry Fisher (Princess Leia) in reality, it's not clear that we will lose Princess Leia in this upcoming movie. Of course there is that other good good on the wrong side of the tracks. Kylo Ren is not a Jedi he reps that Darkkkkk Side (insert the emperor's voice), obviously we are not going to call him a Jedi. In fact we are under the belief that he will be there at the end (like a galactic Game Of Thrones... or some shit). So we have two, could that become one?
The obvious conclusion is that the title is misleading, and that it refers to the struggle that Luke had to go through after Kylo Ren betrayed him for the Darkkkk Side (insert again for the last time the emperor's voice). Obviously that back story has as many implications to the current story, as Rogue One did to Episode IV. So I guess the real question is how much of this movie is actually a prequel to The Force Awakens, and not so much, "...Is this the end of Luke Skywalker?" Obviously Luke is going to start training Rey in this next film even if he has no desire too, but with the First Order looming and Kylo Ren still breathing, how long do you think it will be before the trail is sniffed out.
The other thing you have to realize that Jedi is also plural for JEDI. So it could also refer to multiple people. Which is the most likely conclusion, that they are going to bring back the last of the Jedi, but not the way you may think. I believe this will allow an opening for an Obi Wan Kenobi return to the franchise, which is the rumor behind Rey's linage, that she's a Konobi and not a Skywalker. Many people have also noticed that the spelling of the Star Wars with red which resembles the logo for the Return/Revenge Of the Jedi posters. Is this movie going to be "darker" (like Fifty Shades). Obviously with the wild success of plot twisted anti hero films, it's an obvious choice to appeal to this fan base. Even Rogue One made it so their where NO SURVIVORS at the final credits, which in turn made it into a very heartfelt and honest film. Taking some of the light off good vs evil leaving conclusion up in the air.
No matter how you perceive this title one thing is clear. That December 17, 2017 will be a day to remember in the world of media, and shouldn't be drawn up to a single meaning. The debate it clear and the outcome is a blur.