Now that we know Episode VIII will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we can start speculating about who the last Jedi is — Mark Hamill had some thoughts about it when we interviewed him — and if there’s more than one (Jedi can be plural). But a fan theory circulating on Reddit took a very divergent path, suggesting a Last Jedi we definitely wouldn’t have thought of: Snoke.
Yes, someone is making the case that the grizzled old creep who goes after emotionally damaged kids could be the titular Last Jedi. It relates to everyone’s recent interest in digging into ancient Jedi history, coupled with the fact that Snoke is incredibly old. He taught Kylo Ren how to build his meme-able lightsaber which is, according to Lucasfilm, an “ancient design.” Also, in the official novelization of The Force Awakens, Snoke says, “I watched the Galactic Empire rise, and then fall,” suggesting he’s been around for several generations.
Redditor AnakinKardashian argues:
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 makes sense that we are learning about early Jedi. It makes sense that Kylo Ren has this ancient version of the weapon. It makes sense that Luke went to look for the original Jedi temple in order to learn about Snoke.
On the other hand, the opening title crawl for The Force Awakens included the phrase “Skywalker, the last Jedi” without specifying which member of that overdramatic family they’re talking about (it could even be space edgelord Kylo Ren). We find it hard to believe Snoke is a Skywalker, especially in light of this COMPELLING EVIDENCE on Twitter: