Directed by Rian Johnson
Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman
Written by Rian Johnson
Based on Characters by George Lucas
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran
Music by John Williams
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date: December 15, 2017 (United States)
The title seems like a reference to Luke Skywalker, who Rey finds on Ach-To at the end of The Force Awakens. Rey exhibits force sensitives abilities, but the title suggests she is not yet a Jedi. So if she did have Jedi training as a young kid, she never passed the padawan stage, which should be obvious. Unless, of course, the “Last Jedi” being referenced here is plural, because the plural form of Jedi is, in fact, Jedi (this will be quickly resolved once we see the foreign translations of the title). It should also be noted that Yoda calls Luke the last Jedi in Return of the Jedi, and that the opening crawl of The Force Awakens uses the same phrase to refer to the missing Jedi Knight.
What do you think of the new title for the next Star Wars movie?