Before today there were multiple ways to read the meaning of The Last Jedi title. It could have been referring to Luke Skywalker, as he is currently the only Jedi that we know of. It could be referring to Rey, as she seems to be on the path to be trained as a Jedi. If Luke died, she would be the last one as well. Or it could mean both of them, as the plural of Jedi is…Jedi. Well, as of a few hours ago, the official International titles for the film have been revealed, and with them, the confirmation that “Jedi” in the title is actually meant to be plural.
This is very good news for the future of Star Wars. Why? Because the fact that there are multiple Jedi means that even though their numbers are few, the Jedi are growing. It means the Jedi could return and more can be trained. In short, expect there to be a lot more Jedi in the future.
Some Star Wars fans were hesitant to see the meaning of the title as Plural, due to the fact that Yoda prophesied that Luke would be the last Jedi way back in The Empire Strikes Back. But if Luke really was the last Jedi, then wouldn’t that also mean the end of Star Wars? What is Star Wars without Jedi? Most prefer to interpret the prophecy as fulfilled. Luke was the last Jedi. Prophecy complete. Just because he was the last Jedi, doesn’t mean he can’t train more.
Here are some official international announcement images confirming the plural usage:
Portuguese, Spanish, German, French…all show that the title is meant to be plural. The lingual rules of languages are complex, who knew something as simple as a translation could be so important! Now that that debate has been settled, we’re ready for a trailer.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15 2017, and stars Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley (as the Jedi) alongside Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaacs, John Boyega, and Adam Driver.