How many does it take to be The LAST Jedi?
The thing about the English language is that it can be confusing as hell, especially when there are words that are both singular and plural — crossroads, headquarters, fish, series, species, deer, sheep, Jedi, etc. So when The Last Jedi was officially announced to be the titled for the upcoming eighth installment into the Skywalker Saga, we had to wonder: How many Jedi were they talking about? If you look towards Germany and their translation, you might find the answer for which you are looking.
If you didn’t take two years of German in college, the word you should be latching onto is “Letzten.” The German word for “last” is “letzte,” BUT if the adjective is modifying a plural noun, an “n” or “en” is usually added at the end. Another clue is that the word “Die” is a pluralized version of “Der,” both of which mean “The.”
So…who besides Luke Skywalker is the other Jedi? The title could still mean a number of things. Does this include Rey? Does this include Leia? Are Luke and Rey (and maybe Leia) the final Jedi amidst a new generation of Force users? Is there really another member of the old order floating around in a galaxy far, far away?
At least we know Luke isn’t being singled out. That is, if you believe the German title to be a firm confirmation to what Star Wars and Disney have planned for The Last Jedi and beyond. I guess we won’t know for sure until December 15, 2017.
It’s been a exciting week for Star Wars. Not only did we get our first look at Rey’s, Finn’s, and Poe’s new looks, but we also found out that we’re getting another Force Friday with brand new Star Wars merch!