'The Last Jedi' director explains the mysterious title of the new 'Star Wars' movie

Director Rian Johnson has been dishing some small but welcome details throughout interviews about his “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” amid Star Wars Celebration and the release of the teaser trailer.

In an interview on “Good Morning America,” Johnson discussed the burning questions fans have had about the title since it was first annoucned. Specifically, whether the “Jedi” in the title is plural or not. And, if it’s singular, who is the “last Jedi”?

“It’s so funny, when people started asking that when the title was announced because I had never even pondered that question,” Johnson said. “That seems like, to me, the most, like — uninteresting, I guess. In my mind, it’s singular.” 

When the woman interviewing him said, “so the last Jedi would be Luke,” Johnson got a little vague. 

“Well, if you say so,” he said. “I’m gonna take your word for it. They say in ‘The Force Awakens that he’s going to find the last Jedi temple, and Luke is the last Jedi.”

OK, so that’s kind of a confirmation. Almost. But it is better than nothing for now. 

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