Official Title of Star Wars Episode VIII

Star Wars Episode VIII is less than a year away with principal shooting having concluded and we haven’t seen a trailer, a synopsis or even received an official title as of yet.  Well cross one item off the list as Disney today revealed the title of the movie.  Check it out below.

“We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy.  In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.”

So what does the title “The Last Jedi” mean?  Does the title simply refer to Luke Skywalker being front and center to the story.  Does the title allude to Rey becoming Luke’s pupil and therefore the last Jedi?  Will we never see another Jedi again following this movie?  Also worth pointing out is the red color of the Star Wars logo in the first official poster.  It has a very Sith-esque red color to it.  Does this mean a rise of the Sith?  That one of the lead force-users could turn to the Dark Side (Luke or Rey)?  Indicating difficult times ahead for the heroes (similar to Empire Strikes Back)?  Am I reading way too far into a title and poster… probably, but that’s what fans do.

What do you think about the title, Star Wars: The Last Jedi?  Share your thoughts in the discussion board below.

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