Earlier this week, Lucasfilm and Disney dropped some news we’ve been desperately waiting for: The title of Star Wars Episode VIII. In case you’ve been living on a secluded island in the middle of a water planet, the title is The Last Jedi, and it is very ominous.
Who is this last Jedi? Are there multiple last Jedis? Are we sure there aren’t like, a few more hidden Jedis? These are all questions that will be answered in due time, but for right now, we’ve got something else to freak out about. Go ahead and add The Last Jedi to the prior movie, The Force Awakens. Now think about that for a second, because it sure looks like the Star Wars titles spell out a complete sentence:
The Force awakens…the last Jedi.
oh. my. GOSH.
Twitter realized this was a new Star Wars thing, and properly freaked out.
And then there were jokes:
This could be a coincidence, but it is highly doubtful that this is a coincidence. Star Wars clearly saw this was happening, and knew this was happening, and let it happen. The Force awakens the last Jedi, and suddenly we are SO pumped to check back in with Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, and the rest of the gang.
Now, if this IS a real thing, and these Star Wars subtitles are spelling out a longer sentence, what could the title of Episode IX be?? There are 322 days until The Last Jedi is released, and Episode IX is still two years away. That gives us plenty of time to speculate widely as to how this trilogy is going to end.