‘Star Wars’: Rian Johnson Says ‘The Last Jedi’ Is Singular

Rian JohnsonWhen the title for the Rian Johnson-directed Star Wars: Episode VIII was officially announced as The Last Jedi back in January, fans online speculated whether or not the term “Jedi” was either singular or plural.

Many argued that the title was referring to the entire Jedi order and whether or not it would be restored now that we have Rey (Daisy Ridley ) in the picture. Others have speculated that the title was a direct reference to our original hero Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). As Master Yoda said to Luke in Return of the Jedi, “When gone I am, the last of the Jedi you will be.”

The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson spoke with ABC News, in which he was asked about whether or not “Jedi” was a singular or plural term. Johnson gave an interesting answer:

It’s so funny when people started asking that when the title was announced because I never even pondered that question… In my mind its singular.

They say in The Force Awakens that he’s gone on to find the last Jedi temple. Luke is the last Jedi.

“The Last Jedi” was also featured in the opening crawl text of The Force Awakens. 

Johnson could easily be misdirecting the fans with this comment, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the title was indeed referring to Luke. The entirety of The Force Awakens was predicated on the search for the now legendary Jedi. After all, the first four words in the crawl text were “Luke Skywalker has vanished.”

What do you guys think? Is Johnson’s claim about the title of the film correct? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for more news coming out of Star Wars Celebration Orlando this weekend.

Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwnedoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran, Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in our galaxy on December 15, 2017.

Source: GMA via Twitter

10 Best Moments From The ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Teaser Trailer

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The Last Jedi 1The wait is finally over, folks. The first trailer for the eagerly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiered at Star Wars Celebration Orlando to rapturous applause. Now that the world has been given an official first look at what happens following the events of The Force Awakens, let’s rundown through 10 of the best moments from this incredible trailer.

These moments will range from what new story details have been revealed to just plain exciting moments of cinematic wonder that only a film series like Star Wars can conjure up. So without further ado, let’s rundown 10 highlights from this new trailer.

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  • Enrique Bertran

    The titles in the international versions of the film are all in plural.

    • Maxi Iroh

      The director thinks one thing but LucasFilm/Disney disagrees.

    • josimar

      Indeed, here in Brazil the movie’s name is in its plural form: “Os Últimos Jedi” (“Últimos” being the plural for “Último”, which stands for “Last” in Portuguese). And from what I’ve heard, it is in the plural on a lot of places, like France, for instance.