The Title For Star Wars Episode VIII Is Pretty Ominous

Who is the last Jedi?

The days of referring to Star Wars VIII simply as "Episode 8" are over. Today, Disney finally announced the title for the next film in the Star Wars saga.

It will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This isn't as mundane as The Force Awakens, which conjured the image of a sleepy Jedi opening his or her eyes on a warm Sunday morning. This title has more in common with Empire Strikes Back—a darker sequel that doesn't hint at good things to come for the resistance. The Last Jedi certainly doesn't sound like good news. Who is the last Jedi? Is it Rey? Is it Luke Skywalker? Could it be Kylo Ren if he is indeed some sort of double agent and secret Jedi?

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But why is it the last Jedi? This implies that the use of the Force ends with whomever is the last Jedi. Couldn't this person train more Jedi like we'd imagine Skywalker went on to do?

We'll find out in 326 days; Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release on 15 December.

From: Esquire