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Is the title "The Last Jedi" singular or plural?

Is the title “The Last Jedi” singular or plural? Despite what some translations may suggest, the title is singular. During an interview with ABC News, director Rian Johnson said: It's so funny when ...
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Who is the titular "Last Jedi"?

Though, the title itself is quite ambiguous, but we can go through the movie plot and conclude it. Princess Leia is sensitive to the Force, but she is not a Jedi. She didn't get training as Jedi. ...
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Is the title "The Last Jedi" singular or plural?

This is community-wiki, so please contribute! Though Rian Johnson has stated the title is singular (as per Charles' answer), for the record, here's a list of international translations of The Last ...
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Why was the thief in jail when he could easily escape?

He got himself arrested so the police would stop bothering him. Taken from p. 65 of The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary: Already known to local authorities, DJ purposely arranges his own arrest for a ...
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Who snuck the books on board the Millennium Falcon?

On a second viewing, I noticed we actually see the texts twice on the Falcon--the second is the obvious time, but we actually see a very brief glimpse of them right after the Falcon leaves Ahch-To, ...
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What had Rey understood in The Last Jedi?

Wisdom they held, but that library contained nothing that the girl Rey does not already possess. This is a double entendre by Yoda. The figurative meaning is that Rey is already wise enough, perhaps ...
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Why didn't J.J. Abrams direct The Last Jedi?

He only planned on directing one. He took over when Collin Trevarrow was fired and presumably asked again. Rollingstone Magazine - December 6, 2017 J.J. Abrams couldn't resist returning for ...
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Is the title "The Last Jedi" singular or plural?

The title of the film is spoken twice in a conversation late in the movie. Luke Skywalker: I failed you, Ben. I'm sorry. Kylo Ren: I'm sure you are! The Resistance is dead, the war is over, and when ...
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Is the title "The Last Jedi" singular or plural?

It's quite ambiguous, and fortunately so! As shown by existing answers, director Rian Johnson seems to have a clear answer to the question, but that doesn't make the title of his movie less ambiguous,...
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Admiral Holdo's tactic in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" - Why is this not used more?

First, let's make 2 assumptions: Hyperspace collisions have happened in the past. In general, people know the consequences, and they know it's very messy. ("Ain't like dusting crops, boy!") The rebel ...
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Who is the titular "Last Jedi"?

Luke Skywalker is referred to as "the last jedi" by the opening crawl of Episode VII: The Force Awakens: Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen from the ...
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How did Leia manage this feat?

Leia used the force, brought out by her survival instinct. Survival in space is something that seems within the grasp of Jedi to do, as is evidenced by Plo Koon in The Clone Wars I can withstand the ...
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Is Kylo Ren more force capable than Snoke?

Kylo Ren is a very strong force user. Luke says something to the effect to Rey: I wasn't frightened enough when I came across such power the first time We also see him perform other 'tricks' that ...
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"Brazil" reference in "The Last Jedi"?

No, You're not crazy!! There is a Brazil reference in The Last Jedi, according to Vulture: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson has picked up the baton and drawn on an array of respected ...
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How did DJ know this?

Because Poe Dameron told Finn and Rose over the comms while DJ was in the room, and he overheard. At this point, they thought he was on their side, or at least the thought of him betraying them hadn'...
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Is the title "The Last Jedi" singular or plural?

Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed. Although BEFORE ...
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What had Rey understood in The Last Jedi?

The line is a bit two fold: "The Aionomica, the Rammahgon, a dozen other mystic-sounding made-up names—the foundation of the ancient faith." ―Luke Skywalker It's referring to the fact that the 8 ...
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What was the mirror crystal in the cave under the Jedi Island?

This article from Den of Geek has some interesting theories. Essentially, it says that the mirror scene for Rey served the same purpose that the cave-battle with Vader served for Luke (at Dagobah). ...
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What had Rey understood in The Last Jedi?

Yoda: Wisdom they held, but that library contained nothing that the girl Rey does not already possess. This line by Yoda is a hint that Rey has already taken the Ancient Texts from the temple before ...
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Did the young boy move the broom through the Force?

Yes, he is sensitive to the Force. It might indicate that a whole new generation of Jedi is out there. Among those three young children you saw talking, that boy was telling the legend of Luke ...
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How could the children know about the events at the end of The Last Jedi?

This was explained in the official tie-in book "Star Wars The Last Jedi The Visual Dictionary" The boy who uses the Force to control the broom is Temiri Blagg. The girl is Arashell Sar and the other ...
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Why didn't Holdo reveal her plan?

Why didn't Admiral Holdo just reveal the escape plan to Poe? This happens for four major reasons: Admiral Holdo doesn't trust Poe, given his recent dreadnaught plan. Upon meeting Holdo, Poe ...
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Does anyone say "I have a bad feeling about this" in episode VIII

Director Rian Johnson tweeted: It’s in there! and in an interview with the Huffpost he confirmed that the line came from BB-8′s anxious beeps when the droid and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) are ...
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How did Leia enter the ship without killing everyone?

There is a second door (which must have closed first), the camera angle just doesn't show it. (speculation unfortunately, I don't think there's a confirmed answer) These screenshots show the door ...
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Is the planet Crait inspired by Pluto?

The color combination white and red looks kind of Pluto. Any canon or interview on this will highly be appreciated. The red and white colors are meant to symbolize the progression of battle, and how ...
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How did Leia manage this feat?

Short answer: We don't know Long answer: That scene was more of tribute to Carrie Fisher's joke about her wishful death. From vanityfair: The image can’t help but recall the late Fisher’s famous ...
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Are Kylo & Rey in Love?

Kylo clearly has strong feelings for Rey, and those feelings include some form of "attraction". In his distorted, dark-side state, this could be a manifestation of love, but it's also possible that it'...
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Why would Luke give away this piece of information?

Luke didn't give it to him, Lor San Tekka found it. Speaking to Lor San Tekka at the beginning of The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren says: The map to Skywalker. We know you found it. And now you're going ...
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Was Ahch-To such a mystery?

The legend of "The First Jedi Temple" was probably known to all (trained) Jedi, but at that point, Luke was the only Jedi left. And even Luke didn't know where it was exactly. Han says this in ...
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Crait's icy surface with red substance beneath

This is not the same planet as in Empire Strikes Back. The planet in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is called Crait, but the planet shown in Episode V is called Hoth. Though, both are different ones. Since ...
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