Monday 23 January 2017

Star Wars: Episode VIII is titled The Last Jedi

It's my birthday and Lucasfilm has announced the title of director Rian Johnson's first sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Last Jedi.

The movie will continue from the, literal, cliffhanger ending of Abrams' lauded reboot and follows Rey's (Daisy Ridley) journey to become a Jedi under the tutelage of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Well, unless Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) have something to say about it...

The red font is ominous isn't it? And was used in Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith. I'm wondering whether or not Kylo Ren will turn back to the good side and Rey joins the dark side by the movie's climax. After all Rey's fighting style echoed Anakin Skywalker's in the Star Wars prequels and she appears to draw strength from her anger. This is only a bit of fun speculation.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in cinemas 15th December.

What do you think the title means? Let me know in the comments below.

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