There isn’t a fandom fairly like that which surrounds the Star Wars franchise. Most individuals do not actually get excited for a film till a trailer, or not less than just a few set photographs arrive, however not Star Wars followers. When Disney and Lucasfilm lastly introduced that Star Wars eight is formally titled Star Wars: The Final Jedi final week, the web went loopy and hypothesis about what that title may imply has been a giant matter of debate. A brand new concept poses that the identification of “the final Jedi” will not be so apparent. It could really be Supreme Chief Snoke.
The idea confirmed up not too long ago on the fan theories Reddit web page and was put ahead by a person who goes by the title of AnakinKardashian. Provided that Luke Skywalker was referred to within the opening crawl of Star Wars: The Drive Awakens as “the final Jedi” and Snoke referred to as him that in a dialog he had with Kylo Ren, it appears all however sure that Luke is who the title The Final Jedi pertains to. Assuming there may be any validity to this new concept, issues will not be that easy. Right here is AnakinKardashian’s concept.
“It was fairly cool how we noticed Jedha in Rogue One. However was there additionally a strategic motive? What if we’re alleged to get within the mindset that the jedi order could be very, very historic? In one of the crucial current star wars novels, Palpatine sends somebody to Jakku to uncover an historic secret. In The Drive Awakens, we see that luke is searching for the unique jedi temple. What’s with this sudden obsession with jedi historical past? Within the pressure Awakens novel, snoke reveals that he’s very outdated. However we do not understand how historic he’s. Kylo Rens lightsaber is confirmed to be an historic model of the lightsaber. The place did he get it? Snoke. Now take into accout the title of episode eight, the final jedi. What if we’re studying about early jedi as a result of we’re going to learn how completely different the traditional jedi order is? What if what we all know as jedi are usually not actually jedi in any case? What if snoke is the final jedi, in its authentic kind? It is sensible that we’re studying about early jedi. It is sensible that kylo Ren has this historic model of the weapon. It is sensible that luke went to search for the unique jedi temple so as to study snoke.”
Even earlier than this newest, in all probability not true however undoubtedly attention-grabbing concept surfaced, the true identification of Supreme Chief Snoke has been a giant, lingering query followers have had since seeing Star Wars: The Drive Awakens. This may be a reasonably distinctive, if maybe a bit convoluted, approach of tying Snoke into outdated Star Wars lore and it could provide an opportunity for the Jedi’s historical past to be explored within the new canon on display screen. As the speculation factors out, we’ve seen touches and glimpses of this in each The Drive Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, however there’s a lot to discover there. Within the outdated canon earlier than Disney reset it just a few years again, the Jedi had a really complicated historical past and somebody like Snoke may tie again to that and convey one thing like Knights of the Previous Republic into the brand new canon. However once more, it is rather seemingly that “the final Jedi” refers to Luke Skywalker and that this Snoke concept is generally nonsense. However this concept will get factors for creativity, that is for positive.
There are different issues to think about. For one, Jedi is each the singular and plural type of the phrase, so Star Wars: The Final Jedi may imply multiple, however that additionally is not overly seemingly. Have been that the case, it looks like they in all probability would have titled the film Star Wars: The Final of the Jedi, or one thing alongside these traces. The title may even have one thing to do with Rey, since it is rather clear she is one with the Drive and might be going to be coaching as a Jedi with Luke in Episode VIII. Additionally, there may be the Kylo Ren angle, since he’s a Skywalker descendant. However, since he *spoilers* killed Han Solo and is on observe to finish his coaching as a Sith lord, he’s just about full-blown Darkish Aspect of the Drive at this level and doubtless is not going to be a Jedi. Ever.
So far as Star Wars theories go, this one is unquestionably one of many extra attention-grabbing ones which have been put forth because the new title for Star Wars eight was introduced, however the odds of it being true are slim to none. We’ll in all probability discover out extra as soon as the primary teaser for Star Wars: The Final Jedi surfaces, which is prone to occur at Star Wars Celebration in April. Star Wars: The Final Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and is about for launch on December 15.