17 Jul 2017 12:48 PM +00:00 UTC

Rian Johnson: The Meaning Of 'The Last Jedi' Will Evolve Throughout The Film

D23 Expo is bringing some many reveals for all things Disney-owned, including Star Wars and Marvel, and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson sheds some light on the title of the movie and how the meaning will change throughout the film.

In an interview with Good Morning America, Johnson explains:

"It's tough to talk about (the title) without talking about it in the context of the movie. (It doesn't) necessarily have multiple meanings, but its meaning evolves over the course of the film. It's tough to talk about without getting into the story, but for me, I guess what it ultimately comes down to is that first question of, ‘What is the deal with Luke Skywalker?' Luke and Rey are kind of the beating heart of the film, I guess, (as is) their relationship. So The Last Jedi in all the things that it means is tied up in it."


Johnson had confirmed previously that the title was referring to Luke Skywalker specifically, but with those comments in mind, it's possible that the "Last Jedi" could become plural and refer to both Rey and Luke.

Personally, like some other fans, I was hoping that the Jedi would be abandoned altogether and Rey will be brought up as the first "Gray Jedi," meaning that she will be someone who embraces the duality of the Force, getting the best from both the light and the dark.

For now, we'll just have to wait for the movie to come out. Hopefully it answers some of our biggest questions on the Skywalker family.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out Dec. 15.

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