This year I will be attempting something very difficult, by trying to avoid any trailers or reports or interviews. I imagine the odds of me acheiving this are similar to that of successfully navigating an asteroid field.
I have not read any spoilers, but I do have a theory on what will happen, in part based on the title.
Abrams is using the original movies as his guidebook. Force Awakens had very similar beats to A New Hope, and a very similar structure. New Hope sets up the universe and involves a major sacrifice. Empire is all about discovering shocking truths. ROTJ is all about resolution.
So we're in for shocking revelations, and the film is called The Last Jedi. Well, Luke could die, I suppose. Or he might not be a jedi anymore. My theory is that he's gone dark side, is Snoke, and has been corrupting Kylo Ren all along. The island residency would be all about concealment and tuning into the wider force.
Either Rey or Kylo will end up being the Last Jedi.
Unfortunately you need to be a language Nerd to have realised it. It seems to be a long story covered in things like the Torygraph, but a Disney Shareholders Meeting Tweetd something in French and suddenly everyone realised that Jedi is a word that is the same in the singular form as it is in the plural form.
So, this is NOT about the las Jedi - a person.
It is a film about LOTS of Last Jedi(s)
Maybe the stuff below will help -
But first another classic rumour.
The opening line of the new movie is Serious faced Luke saying - "Who the Hell are You?"
It wasn't until the foreign translations were released on Friday that a key fact was revealed: the Jedi in the title is plural.
"#StarWars: #LesDerniersJedi, décembre 2017 au cinéma," Star WarsFrance tweeted.
Daisy Ridley's Rey has already revealed she has some skills when it comes to The Force, so had Jedi been singular, things weren't looking good for Mark Hamill's Luke - especially after Kylo Ren had put his friend Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to the light saber in The Force Awakens.
But the question remains, how many more are there?
Mark Hamill not happy with whatever arc Luke is taking.
I reckon my theory could be a go-er.
Likewise, after reading Rian Johnson’s script for The Last Jedi, Hamill said, “I at one point had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision.'”
6 weeks since the trailer came out and I still haven't seen it. I wish I had the same willpower when it came to beer, chips, gambling, porn and chips. Sadly though I think the only way I can truly avoid any trailers is to not go to the cinema for the next 6 months, and I can't see that happening.