Episode 8 title revealed
Posted: Posted January 24th, 2017
Edited February 6th, 2017 by Trever Leingod
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
A fairly generic title - apparently 2017 is the year of The Last Jedi/Knight. For those of you who don't know, The Last Knight is the title for Transformers 5, and I'm actually a bit curious if it inspired the new Star Wars title branding.
Despite sounding generic, it isn't nearly as vague or meaningless as "The Force Awakens." It seems people just can't stop singing the praises of JJ Abrams, but if you are really being honest with yourself, the title held absolutely no meaning to the actual movie beyond an incredibly vague reference by Supreme Leader Snoke. The name sounds a bit cool, maybe, if it held any meaning to the plot, as every title of the six previous movies did. It should have been named "Star Wars: A New Age" or if we're being really transparent, "Star Wars: A New Hope, Volume 2".
Clearly we've done away with Lucas' plot-hinting titles and we have gone into the era of vague titles, but at least now it fits, especially if Luke is a central/major supporting character like played by Han Solo in the previous film.
Also hoping it clears up a lot of the questions as to why Luke just disappeared and let dark siders run amok for the last 10 or so years... I mean, he IS the last Jedi but he's also arguably the most powerful Force user of all time, being the son of the Chosen One.
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