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Star Wars: The Last Jedi hints lie in the German, Spanish title translations

Luke probably isn’t the last one

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi logo 720 Lucasfilm/Disney

When Disney announced the name for the eighth Star Wars movie in the main franchise, The Last Jedi, one of the bigger questions people had was whether or not the term Jedi was plural or singular.

The company has now released the official title for the movie in a breadth of different languages. According to Spanish, French, Portuguese and German speakers, the translated titles phrase the term Jedi as plural, hinting that the movie isn’t about Luke Skywalker being the last Jedi as some previously assumed.

The biggest takeaway that fans have about the realization is that Luke isn’t the last Jedi as the end of The Force Awakens suggested he might be. When Rey found Luke on the planet of Ahch-To, it seemed possible that Luke had become the only surviving Jedi following the fallout between him and his nephew, Kylo Ren.

Others were quick to point out, however, that Rey exhibited signs of possessing Jedi power and the term The Last Jedi could refer to Rey officially becoming a Jedi while training with Luke.

One fan on Reddit added that it was probably safe to assume by the end of The Force Awakens that Rey was on the path to becoming a Jedi based on the events that take place in the film.

“Was it not safe to assume she found Luke in Episode 7 and was already a Jedi in the making,” they wrote. “I'm not understanding where all the hype about the title being plural is coming from. That should have already been implied.”

The fact that both the French and Italian Star Wars accounts revealed the name at the same time, as many have pointed out, also seems to confirm Lucasfilm knew Star Wars fans would figure it out pretty soon. Polygon has reached out to Disney for clarification.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will see the return of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and the late Carrie Fisher, will be released on Dec. 15.

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