This Monday there was a huge disturbance in the force not seen since the destruction of Alderaan as Lucasfilm announced that the latest Star Wars film was called The Last Jedi.
Fans immediately began to scramble to try and piece together who the last Jedi was and what the film was about. This mostly led to blind speculation and more rubbish Snoke theories.
However in all the excitement of Episode VIII finally getting a title we may have missed something so massive it makes the Death Star look like a moon in comparison.
— Ryan Malin (@BrushYourTeeth) January 23, 2017
A number of fans are convinced that the title actually follows on from Episode VII and that when you put both titles together you get ‘The Force Awakens The Last Jedi’.
This has got a lot of fans very excited, because Disney and Lucasfilm know that fanboys love a mystery even though it actually adds nothing tangible to the speculation at all.
Personally I think it’s just a coincidence and that Episode IX will ruin this sentence completely.
Others were convinced though…
Fantastic catch. Bet that's not coincidence.
— Jim McDermott (@PopCulturPriest) January 24, 2017
What if these new Star Wars titles form a sentence?
The Force awakens the last Jedi…
…from what? For What?
— Luke Harper (@larpediem) January 25, 2017
And inevitably the whole thing became a joke…
— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) January 25, 2017
Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Episode IX: To Take The Trash Out Before The Garbage Truck Arrives
— Dr. Farmer Dan (@FatTigerDanny) January 24, 2017
You fools… it’s a sentence.
The Force Awakens The Last Jedi For A Full Day Of Fun.
— David T. Cole (@Glark) January 23, 2017
Just wait until Episode IX: With Hot Black Coffee
— Brian Engard (@Zelgadas) January 23, 2017
Of course if we apply this logic to the prequels we get ‘The Phantom Menace Attack of the Clone Revenge of the Sith‘, which does’t exactly roll off the tongue.
Maybe if we try it with the original trilogy? ‘A New Hope The Empire Strikes Back Return of the Jedi‘, which unless Lucasfilm were suffering from aphasia doesn’t work either.
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Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
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