By: Casey Johnston (@DarthHockey)
WARNING: There are possible spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’s just speculative, but don’t read ahead if you don’t want to know a possible plot for the film.
Some new non-English title cards for Star Wars: The Last Jedi began popping up on Twitter this morning and they appear to show the title as a plural “Jedi” rather than a singular “Jedi.” Here, check them out:
Before I freak out over how awesome this is, I need to point out that I don’t know the source for these title cards and @StarWarsLATAM, the only non-English Star Wars account I could fine, had the English title card pinned to its timeline (UPDATE: I found the verified Twitter page for Star Wars France and it featured the French-titled card. This is real, people!).
Now that I’ve got that caveat out of the way, this gives us some exciting possibilities for the direction of the next film in the Skywalker saga. When I first wrote about the title for The Last Jedi, I posited that Luke is the last Jedi while Rey gets trained into something else. The title being plural appears to enhance that theory. Luke is the last Jedi and the last of the Jedi Order. He will train Rey in the ways of the Force and she will become something entirely new to the Star Wars universe. This is the logical conclusion to LusasFilm introducing us to new Force-users and worshipers such as the Nightsisters, the Guardian of the Whills, and the Church of the Force. We met Maz Kanata in The Force Awakens, who is Force-sensitive but not a Jedi or Sith. Maul came back in season 2 of Star Wars Rebels and declared himself as something other than a Sith. Lucasfilm has been setting up the next order of Force users after the Jedi for quite some time, and it looks like we’re going to see that next order soon.
There’s one sad thing about this possible turn in the story: it means Palpatine and Darth Vader succeeded in destroying the Jedi Order. Palpatine’s goal was to destroy the Jedi and rule for an eternity. Whatever remained of the Order after his death, Ben Solo decimated. Star Wars has never been much for happy endings, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to us that the Emperor ultimately won. But it should make us mourn the loss of the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy.
Thanks for reading!