We’re about to take a deep dive into Jedi history with a new fan theory about who the Last Jedi is and it is going to make you cringe. Okay, here we go! The most popular theory since The Last Jedi was announced as the title of the upcoming Star Wars film, is that Luke Skywalker is in fact that Last Jedi.
After all, it is implied in the opening crawl of The Force Awakens:
— Michael Schroeder (@TheSchroeder) January 23, 2017
But last week, Mark Hamill gave an interview saying there are other possibilities for who the last Jedi could be, namely Rey or Leia or maybe even some unknown Skywalker we’ve yet to meet (you know, another…another). Sure! Why not?
Now we have this strangely brilliant Reddit theory tied back to the history of the Jedi — a very ancient history. And you probably won’t like who they’re suggesting. Here’s what user AnakinKardashian (great name btw!) thinks:
It was pretty cool how we saw Jedha in Rogue One. But was there also a strategic reason? What if we are supposed to get in the mindset that the Jedi order is very, very ancient?
Okay, we’re listening. Luke does go looking for the original Jedi temple. So clearly there’s a reason why. Could it be that he’s looking for clues for how to defeat an ancient Jedi…the last Jedi? But, who?
In the Force Awakens novel, [Supreme Leader] Snoke reveals that he is very old. But we don’t know how ancient he is. Kylo Rens lightsaber is confirmed to be an ancient version of the lightsaber. Where did he get it? Snoke.
Noooooo. This can’t be. Could the evil Supreme Leader Snoke in fact be an ancient Jedi? After all, Jedi have turned evil in the past. It isn’t unheard of. As AnakinKardashian continues:
What if we are learning about early Jedi because we are going to find out how different the ancient Jedi order is? What if what we know as Jedi are not really Jedi after all? What if Snoke is the last Jedi, in its original form?
Is there anything that we really know for sure anymore? It’s probably still fairly likely that Luke is the Last Jedi, but this theory kinda makes total sense. Sigh. We truly won’t know who The Last Jedi is until December 15th but coming up with theories is pretty fun in the meantime.