Star Wars: The Last Jedi mystery already solved

A KEY mystery surrounding the title of episode eight in the Star Wars franchise has just been solved.

Ever since the title The Last Jedi was announced last month, fans have been speculating as to whom it refers.

Is the last jedi Luke Skwalker (Mark Hamill), who appeared oh-so-briefly in the final scene of The Force Awakens?
Or did the title refer to Daisey Ridley's character Rey, who also appeared to use the Force during episode seven?

Gizmodo reports that the question has now been answered, thanks to the release of official film promotional material in Spanish, French and German, which shows clearly that the title references the plural form of the term "Jedi" rather than the singular.

So Luke and Rey might both be considered "the last Jedi" - along with any number of other characters, of course.

Star Wars episode eight The Last Jedi opens worldwide on December 15.

Ridley and Hamill reprise their roles as Rey and Luke, while Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern are also set to join the cast.

Carrie Fisher's untimely death on December 28 had prompted fears that her character Princess Leia would not appear in the new movie, but Disney executives confirmed that the actress had completed filming prior to her death.

Princess Leia, who was revealed as being Luke's brother in Return of the Jedi, was also seen to be sensitive to the Force in The Empire Strikes Back, but was not herself a Jedi.

JJ Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, revealed he had discussed the issue of whether Princess Leia was a Jedi with Fisher herself.

"It was a great question, and one that we talked about quite a bit," Cinemablend quoted Abrams as saying. "Why did she not take advantage of this natural Force strength that this character had? And one of the answers was that it was simply a choice that she made, that her decision to run the Rebellion, and ultimately this Resistance, and consider herself a General, as opposed to a Jedi. It was simply a choice that she took."

News Corp Australia

‘Was my job worth being killed for?’ How Premier nearly quit

Premium Content ‘Was my job worth being killed for?’ How Premier nearly quit

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed the heavy personal toll

FULL LIST: Search how your childcare centre is rated

Premium Content FULL LIST: Search how your childcare centre is rated

Hundreds of Queensland childcare centres still not up to standard

DRUG RAID: Dad found in possession of five ounces of drugs

Premium Content DRUG RAID: Dad found in possession of five ounces of drugs

A targeted raid on a Dalby father’s home by police uncovered several ounces of...