With the next installment of the Star Wars series, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is crawling up, we finally, truly know the identity of the Last Jedi.
There’s plenty of theories abound as to who exactly the Last Jedi supposedly is, with fingers pointing at multiple characters. But following a lengthy Q&A with director Rian Johnson from The New York Times their identity is revealed:
“It’s in the opening crawl of The Force Awakens,” says Johnson. “Luke Skywalker, right now, is the last Jedi. There’s always wiggle room in these movies — everything is from a certain point of view — but coming into our story, he is the actual last of the Jedi. And he’s removed himself and is alone on this island, for reasons unknown.”
Yep, Luke is truly the last Jedi, and the First Order won’t rest till he has been destroyed. But it looks like he is going to train Rey in the ways of the Force, so we’re going to have to watch the movie to find out whether or not Luke stays as the Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke.
The movie hits the screens on 15 December.