The official French and Spanish “Star Wars” Twitter accounts this morning revealed the localized titles for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” confirming what some English-speaking fans had suspected since Episode VIII received its name: “Jedi,” in this case, is plural.
First, @StarWarsFR revealed the French title will be “Star Wars: Les Derniers Jedi” — “les derniers” being plural forms, meaning the noun, Jedi, also refers to more than one adherent to the ancient religion.
An hour later, @StarWarsSpain announced the title en Español, “Los Últimos Jedi,” again using the plural forms.
In the “Star Wars” universe, Jedi can be singular or plural, something CBR’s Tom Bondurant addressed in his recent speculation about the meaning of the film’s title: “[I]n ‘A New Hope’ Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke Skywalker that ‘the Force is what gives a Jedi his power’; while Grand Moff Tarkin reminds Darth Vader that ‘[t]he Jedi are all extinct. Their fire has gone out of the universe.’ Additionally, in ‘Return of the Jedi’ Yoda cautions Luke that “[w]hen gone am I, the last of the Jedi you will be.’” He theorized that “The Last Jedi” could refer either to Luke or Rey, or possibly both.
But plural doesn’t necessarily mean “two.” Other candidates may include Finn, Poe Dameron or even Kylo Ren, or “the Last” could refer to a whole separate Order fans have not yet seen. Questions will be answered when “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens in theaters Dec. 15.
Directed by Rian Johnson, the film features returning cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. They’re joined by such franchise newcomers as Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.