Disney announced Monday the title of its next “Star Wars” film, Episode VIII, would be “The Last Jedi.” As usually happens when “Star Wars” news appears, the Internet had a field day.
Moments after the announcement of the title, Twitter was alight with fans speculating about what it could mean. “Jedi” can be singular OR plural! The color of the words “Star Wars” has been changed from the iconic yellow to red! That’s the color of the Sith!
But this is Twitter. Along with fan theories, discussions, hype and flipping out in excitement, there are always cheeky jokes.
It took Twitter no more than a few minutes to start offering alternative titles to “Star Wars” Episode VIII. Here are a few of the best so far.
— heath (@heathdwilliams) January 23, 2017
Just saying what everyone’s thinking.
Me: i don't judge the movie by its title I need to watch it, I don't get all the so called "hype"
Star Wars: the last Jedi
— Iscar Oosac (@bodhirookie) January 23, 2017
A lot of people feeling this way.
Hope they blow up a Death Star or at least talk about one a lot in the new Star Wars. You know for a change of pace…
— Dread Singles (@hottestsingles) January 23, 2017
Of eight total “Star Wars” movies, no fewer than four are about Death Stars or Death Star-like space stations.
Star Wars fans this morning: pic.twitter.com/I2pBKKP0EZ
— Katie Schenkel (@JustPlainTweets) January 23, 2017
Fans on Reddit and in comments sections on film websites predicted the title around the release of “The Force Awakens.” But nobody knows what to make of that red logo. Well played, Disney.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi pic.twitter.com/HXj5DvG75A
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) January 23, 2017
Leaked footage from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” care of “30 Rock” and Tracy Jordan.
very topical new Star Wars title pic.twitter.com/V5oxADh4Ms
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 23, 2017
Twitter spent the weekend wondering if it was okay to punch white nationalist Richard Spencer. If violence is never the answer, what do you do about evil space wizards?
> Star Wars Episode VIII is called The Last Jedi
> Star Wars Episode VIII logo font is red pic.twitter.com/74Dqee3tI6
— Nibel (@Nibellion) January 23, 2017
For many, the title reveal is a lot to process.
Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Yeti was rejected by focus groups. pic.twitter.com/HYx20PZfTF
— Austin Anthony (@mraustinanthony) January 23, 2017
The wampa from “The Empire Strikes Back” needs better representation.
— Star Wars Stuff (@starwarstuff) January 23, 2017
“Rogue One” had the mantra “I am one with the Force, the Force is with me.” Now we know what people will be chanting when “The Last Jedi” is released.
— Pete Haas (@dimeford) January 23, 2017
I suppose we all deserve that.
Star Wars: Return of the Attack of the Revenge of the Phantom Hope Strikes Back: A Star Wars Story Awakens
— Bardán Irving (@Bardanirving) January 23, 2017
The alternate take: What if the title isn’t actually a big deal?
not really loving the title of the new star wars pic.twitter.com/SKG69CqXX9
— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) January 23, 2017
Not sure about this one either.
It should have been named:
Star Wars: Alternative Jedi Facts
— Elias Toufexis (@EliasToufexis) January 23, 2017
It’s not “The Last Jedi.” I saw at least 1.5 million Jedi there.