Star Wars: The Rampant Speculation

Will Archer, Reporter

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On January 23rd, the name of Star Wars Episode VIII was revealed to be “The Last Jedi,” which can sound any number of ways depending on your interpretation. The new title has begun generating hype and interest in the next movie, even so shortly after Rogue One was released. Filming for the movie ended shortly before Carrie Fisher tragically passed away, leading to the obvious conclusion that fans won’t see Leia in Episode IX at all. Some wonder how they’re going to modify the storyline to fit with the departure of the character. Will Leia’s death be added in after editing? Will she die between episodes? Will they use CGI to create a death scene similar to the closing scenes of Rogue One showing a young Fisher via the magic of editing? The amount of mysteries to be solved, and number of answers fans are looking forward to finding in the movie are uncountable.

Firstly, there’s the matter of the title itself. The word “Jedi” is used in an ambiguous manner here, because no one can tell what it’s meant to mean. The word “Jedi” is used a lot like “moose” in this situation, in that the word can be singular or plural. “That Jedi right there is a friend to those Jedi over there.” Fans have wondered: is “The Last Jedi” a person or a group? Luke Skywalker can generally be considered the last Jedi if the word is singular. That seems to suggest that Mark Hamill will play a huge role in the story, and maybe even die. However, if “The Last Jedi” are a group, then the title can be referring to the remnants and survivors of Luke’s failed Jedi Order. Maybe it could even be Rey’s family, who we already know abandoned her on Jakku for some unknown reason.

Secondly, people are obsessing over the artwork for the title. In the announcement including the name, the color scheme is different. The new version swaps out the familiar yellow of the bold and hollow “Star Wars” text for a strikingly deep red. Red, being the color of the Sith, holds quite a lot of meaning to the fans of Star Wars, many of whom believe the color change is a sign that the movie will be darker than it’s predecessors. Some believe the color change doesn’t mean anything significant, but fan theorists would argue that there must be a reason behind such an unusual change. Of all the changes they could have made, they made a change to the color of the logo, which didn’t ever seem like a noticeable constant until it actually changed, ironically. Suddenly, the color seems incredibly important and represents sweeping themes throughout the movie.

With it being safe to say that most of the world’s population is excited about The Last Jedi, the speculation is bound to only get wilder as more details about the movie are inevitably released.

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