Rian Johnson Sets the Record Straight About ‘The Last Jedi’
When the title of Star Wars: Episode VIII was finally revealed, it sparked furious debate among fans about what the blood-red lettering signified about the sequel to The Force Awakens, and who “the last Jedi” might be, positing Luke (Mark Hamill), Leia (Carrie Fisher), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and even Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Some even theorized that the title might be referring to multiple force-users since “Jedi” is both singular and plural.
When asked about the title on Good Morning America, writer-director Rian Johnson (Looper) admitted that he found the question “uninteresting,” but revealed that it is singular and added, “Luke is the last Jedi.”
EXCLUSIVE: @StarWars: #TheLastJedi director @rianjohnson says "last Jedi" is SINGULAR in his mind. pic.twitter.com/F1RYJgUsA4
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 14, 2017
John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis will also return in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, joined by Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is slated to open on December 15, 2017.