If you've been on the internet today, you probably already know that Star Wars: Episode VII will be titled The Last Jedi. Such a vague title inevitably led to a lot of big questions, and fans quickly jumped into an online frenzy. Who exactly is the last Jedi? Is it singular or plural? Does this mean Luke dies? As always, Twitter had to weigh in with its own Star Wars memes and jokes about what the next chapter might entail. References ran the gamut from former president Barack Obama to the ever-relevant Britney Spears. They even shouted out a black bear who was particularly in tune with the force. (Hey, CGI is pretty on-trend).
Alas, we won't have many answers until the film hits theaters on December 15, but most have speculated that "last Jedi" refers to Luke Skywalker, as he's one of the last characters to carry the Jedi Knight distinction. It could also point to an entirely new character, or Kylo Ren, who renounced the path to Jedi knighthood and embraced the dark side as a Sith. Or it could be any of the other hilarious options mentioned below, because, if Star Wars gave us anything, it's a healthy imagination.
1. Cameron Esposito Campaigned for Obama
10/10 would watch.
2. Others Also Referenced Politics
The Force Awakens— gary.graham (@thegarygraham) January 23, 2017
The Last Jedi
Make the Death Star Great Agsin.
Too real, Gary. Too real.
3. Some Were Heavy On the Puns
its called the last jedi bc luke is going to jeDIE— ㅤthe last jaydi (@EPlSODElX) January 23, 2017
Get it? Because Jedi and die? Twitter is so clever.
4. One Tweeter Threw It Back To Britney
I've also received word that Episode IX will be titled STAR WARS: OOPS, THE EMPIRE DID IT AGAIN.https://t.co/sSdzlGf8cP— New Dog City (@DogDisruption) January 23, 2017
Hit me, Star Wars, one more time.
5. Some Stanned For A New Kind of Jedi
Color me impressed.
6. One Person Sensed A Theme
Episode VII: The Force Awakens— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) January 23, 2017
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Episode IX: Wait We Found Another Jedi
I don't hate it.
7. Some Pointed Fingers
So Ep.6 was called "Return of the Jedi", Ep.7 "The Force Awakens", Ep.8 "The Last Jedi"....Seems The Force gave up too easily. #StarWars— Jonas Grumby (@GarageRock) January 23, 2017
8. Some Think Luke Is Definitely Getting Cut
Director: So it called Star Wars: The LAST Jedi. Here's your scripts— Alex Rogaski (@AlexRogaski) January 23, 2017
Rey:[with mountain of papers] Awesome!
Luke:[with a post-it note] Umm
This could get awkward.
9. This Guy Wrote Song Lyrics
Last Jedi— John Feetenby (@Feexby23) January 23, 2017
I gave you my hand
But the very next day
You kissed Nute Gunray
I think we've got a hit on our hands.
10. The Most Accurate Gif Ever
I can see it.
11. Some Were Already Calling It
Can you believe the Last Jedi is already the best film of 2017?— giorgia (@chirrutmalbus) January 23, 2017
That's actually not far off.
12. And A Lot of People Were Way Too Hyped
me overanalyzing the last jedi... pic.twitter.com/JJAzqWJn6C— 🎀princess slay-ya🎀 (@dxrthxdenise) January 23, 2017
Same, princess slay-ya, same.
Knowing Star Wars, it's probably not what it seems, but it'll be fun to speculate as we wait out The Last Jedi's December reveal.