Disney has finally given us the name and release date for Episode 8. As expected, chose December 15th for their latest installment of the Star Wars saga. Star Wars has owned December, with The Force Awakens, which opened December 14th, 2016, earning $2 billion dollars and Rogue One, which opened December 16th, and has now crossed the $1 billion dollar mark.
As for the name, it seems self evident. The Last Jedi, is clearly Luke.
He was the last Jedi trained by masters of the Jedi Temple - Obi-Wan Kenobi & Yoda. Rey will clearly be a new type of force wielder. Neither Jedi or Sith. If you have been watching Force Awakens, Rogue One & Star Wars: Rebels (an excellent show), they have all had common thread throughout, that the force is more than what the Jedi & Sith have developed.
I expect Rey and Ezra Bridger (Star Wars: Rebels) to be a new type of force wielder, who are not limited to the teachings of the Jedi & Sith.
I hope this radical change does not offend movie goers but makes the saga more interesting. There is no need to worry about whether The Last Jedi will be a box office blockbuster, because Disney will make this a hit like the other 2 recent installments. So run out and buy your tickets as soon as you can, this installment is where Disney makes it mark -- what we thought about the Light & Dark side is about to change.