Ever since Lucasfilm announced that the title of Rian Johnson's upcoming film will be Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans have been speculating who the last Jedi is. My money is on Luke Skywalker. It's the obvious choice, plus the opening crawl of The Force Awakens literally says that Luke Skywalker is the last Jedi. Look...
This doesn't stop fans from coming up with different ideas about who the last Jedi could be. One of the most recent theories I've come across suggests that Supreme Leader Snoke is actually the last Jedi. One thing we know is that Snoke is not a Sith Lord because J.J. Abrams said so. If he's not a Sith... is he a Jedi? The theory comes from AnakinKardashian on Reddit, and this is his explanation:
It was pretty cool how we saw Jedha in Rogue One. But was there also a strategic reason? What if we are supposed to get in the mindset that the Jedi order is very, very ancient? In one of the most recent star wars novels, Palpatine sends someone to Jakku to uncover an ancient secret. In The Force Awakens, we see that Luke is looking for the original Jedi temple. What’s with this sudden obsession with Jedi history? In the Force Awakens novel, Snoke reveals that he is very old. But we don’t know how ancient he is. Kylo Rens lightsaber is confirmed to be an ancient version of the lightsaber. Where did he get it? Snoke. Now keep in mind the title of episode 8, The Last Jedi. What if we are learning about early Jedi because we are going to find out how different the ancient Jedi order is? What if what we know as Jedi are not really Jedi after all? What if Snoke is the last Jedi, in its original form?
It's certainly an intriguing theory with some really cool elements, but I'm not convinced. It seems like it's too far-fetched, but I think the concept is awesome. Snoke is definitely an interesting character, and I'm excited to learn who exactly he is, his history, and what the hell he's up to.
One thing is for sure, he's an ancient character who has seen a lot of shit in his day, and like the theory states, he's familiar with the ancient Jedi order and a lot of other stuff from the history of the Star Wars universe that we're likely going to learn about over the course of the next two saga films.
What do you think about this theory about Snoke?