The 10 Biggest Reveals From Star Wars Celebration Orlando


10) There Is Only One Last Jedi

A question that’s been bugging fans since the reveal that Episode VIII would be called The Last Jedi is who exactly the title refers to. Does it refer to a singular Jedi or a bunch of them? The mystery of it’s resulted in no end of fan theorizing and analysis.

It turns out that, er, we might have been over-thinking it. Director Rian Johnson admitted during the panel for The Last Jedi that he’d never considered the title to be enigmatic or mysterious. For him, it was obvious what it meant and who it referred to.

“It’s so funny when people started asking that. I had never even pondered that question,” said Johnson. “In my mind, it’s singular. In my mind it is. … As to whether Luke is the ‘Last Jedi,’ they say in The Force Awakens he’s going to find the last Jedi temple and Luke is the last Jedi.”

9) Luke Skywalker Is “Significantly Important” To The Last Jedi

After his cameo in the closing moments of The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker will properly return to the Star Wars saga for the first time in 34 years in The Last Jedi. Given that, we hoped that the franchise’s former protagonist would have a major role in the movie. Thankfully, that was confirmed at SWCO during The Last Jedi panel, where we learned that Luke would be “so significantly important” to the film.

This makes sense as we know that Luke will train Rey in the ways of the Jedi in TLJ. It seems, however, that he won’t be a particularly accommodating mentor, as Daisy Ridley hinted that Luke won’t turn out to be what her character expects:

“Rey has a certain expectation as to what she might be getting from Luke and what that might entail. And as a lot of people might know, it’s difficult when you meet your heroes because it might not be what you expect.”

Does this mean that he’ll just be a bit grumpy? Or is there weight to the fan theory that Luke may turn to the dark side?

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