I found this concept art of Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke’s appearance in The Last Jedi. Based on this picture, it is clear that Supreme Leader Snoke likes to dress in more rich and regal garb compared to Emperor Palpatine such as red and gold robes and a ring that may have a black kyber crystal. Kylo Ren’s new look makes him look more like his grandfather, Darth Vader. He is wearing a full cape instead of his short tattered cloak. I look forward to seeing these two lords of darkness in all their sinister glory when The Last Jedi comes out.
It is finally here! The trailer for The Last Jedi! I became super-excited when I saw that Rey was about to begin her training with Luke Skywalker and continue her evolution as a Force wielder. Rey’s training with Luke kind of reminded me of Karate Kid. I got to see new ships, such as New Republic cruisers and AT-ATs on steroids, and planets such as one that is covered in red sand. It looks like that we will learn more about the destruction of Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy. I only got to see him briefly, but Kylo Ren looks more sinister than he did in The Force Awakens. However, despite the hype I got from watching this trailer, Luke said something troubling, “It is time for the Jedi to end.” Luke Skywalker of all people said that! In the trailer it was revealed that Luke discovered Jedi manuscripts at the First Jedi Temple, which means he may have found something either in those books or at the Temple that made him disillusioned with the Jedi way. I wonder where this will lead and I look forward to seeing more trailers in the future.
They finally released the title of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Some people have speculated on who this last Jedi is, but I think we already know who it is. Before Yoda died in the Return of the Jedi, he told Luke Skywalker that he would be the last of the Jedi after he died. After his failure to resurrect the Jedi Order, I think Luke lost his confidence in his ability to train Jedi. As a result, I think Luke Skywalker intends to always be the last Jedi. When he went to the first Jedi Temple, it looks like he went there so that the Jedi could end where they began, which is fitting. Normally, Jedi go to die on Mustafar, but the first Jedi Temple is a nice choice to end the Jedi. Unless Rey can convince Luke to train her, it looks like the Jedi will die with Luke. However, because there must always be balance in the Force between light and dark, if the Jedi die out it is possible a new light side order will replace them just as the Knights of Ren replaced the Sith. Either way, I look forward to finding out if my analysis is accurate.