There’s a disturbance in the Force….and it’s the new and very ominous title for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi! Finally folks we get to see the first glimpse of many to come of what the next chapter in the third Star Wars Trilogy looks like, and from what we can see with this red Sith-like logo, it’s nothing short of a little disturbing…and cool as hell.
For those that live under a rock and have not seen J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens, or any Star Wars film for that matter (believe me there are some that have never seen any of the films tragically), this dark toned logo only solidifies what has been seen said about Episode VIII being darker and more somber and tragic; however for those die hard Star Wars fans, this is actually to be expected. Why? Well so far there has been a track record for the second film in the last two trilogies to be darker: in Attack of the Clones war broke out, many Jedi unfortunately died in the Battle of Geonosis and it was revealed that the Sith had a tighter hold on the galaxy than the Jedi previously thought. In Empire Strikes Back, the Rebellion was pushed back to the fringes of the galaxy and on the verge of defeat, poor Han is encased in carbonite and Luke finds out his daddy is none other than Darth Vader…oh and loses his hand to Vader as well.
So when reading into this red logo and the title itself, one can only assume that The Last Jedi will most likely pan out to follow this trend as well. And let’s not forget that when Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was coming out, the original title was actually Revenge of the Jedi and red in tone as well; be this a coincidence, paying homage to the original title of the sixth episode, or a little of both, we Star Wars fans at Rewind STL are geeking out and just want more details into the logo and premise of the film.
So what does the logo ‘The Last Jedi’ truly mean? Well beforehand Luke was the last of the Jedi; thanks to Han’s son Ben, aka Kyle Ren and Luke’s former apprentice, all of the up-and-coming new generation of Jedi were slaughtered before the events of The Force Awakens, sending Luke into exile and thus being the last Jedi. That is, until Daisy Ridley’s Rey comes into the picture and shows off her strong affinity in the Force at the end of The Force Awakens and easily defeats Kylo Ren in lightsaber combat. Rey subsequently seeks out Luke at the end of The Force Awakens, and according to director Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi picks up right where The Force Awakens left us at: Rey finally finding Luke on planet Ahch-To.
It looks like things at Lucasfilm are finally stirring up and whetting our appetite for another Star Wars film and so far they’re doing a good job at it. We here at Rewind STL will keep you updated on the latest Star Wars development!
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15th, 2017.