Hey 3.5 nerds.
So, word has it that the next Star Wars movie will be titled, “The Last Jedi.”
As many Internet dweebs have pointed out, in Empire Strikes Back, Yoda tells Luke, “When I am gone, the last Jedi you will be.”
In other words, the title is most likely a reference to Luke. As we saw at the end of the last film, Luke will be a big role in this new movie.
Does “last Jedi” mean that Luke will kick the bucket? One would think so because if he croaks before any new Jedis are made, then he’d be the last Jedi.
To me, this title begs a question – if there are no more Jedis, how can there be any more movies?
These movies rely on Jedis and if there are no more Jedis then you can’t make any more Star Wars movies.
Is the plural of Jedi also “Jedi?” In that case, the title could refer to Luke and Rey and or any amount of unspecified Jedi. However, if they are the last Jedi then I don’t know how you could have another movie.
It seems to me that the new movies are following the plots of 4-6 (or, the originals, if you are an old bastard like me). Rey learns she has powers in 7 as Luke does in 4. Rey will get trained by a wise old master (Luke) in 8 as Luke was trained by Yoda in 5 and I assume Rey will be in full badass Jedi glory in 9 as Luke was in 6.
But how can Rey become a Jedi if someone, most likely Luke, becomes the last Jedi in 8?
What say you, 3.5 readers?