See that IMAX display that’s going to be in some theaters (not all of them, apparently)? Well the fact that Luke Skywalker appears on both the Light Side and the Dark Side of the display has the fandom all atwitter. And the whole “Gray Jedi” thing has popped up again – this time with the idea that Luke could be a Gray Jedi.
Here’s the deal with Gray Jedi, now relegated to Legends, via Wookieepedia:
The term Gray Jedi, or Gray, had two meanings. First, it was used by Jedi and Sith to describe Force-users who walked the line between the light and dark sides of the Force without surrendering to the dark side, and second, it described Jedi who distanced themselves from the Jedi High Council and operated outside the strictures of the Jedi Code.
So, with that background, here’s what Pablo Hidalgo from the Story Group has to say about that:
I don’t get the ‘gray Jedi’ thing. You’re either a Jedi or you’re not. It’s like being a ‘gray vegetarian’ who eats meat.
And when asked in the tweetstream wha Ahsoka Tano is, if she claims not to be a Jedi, Hidalgo says, “Just that. Not a Jedi.”
That’s the stuff I’m going over in today’s podcast, as well as comments from Andy Serkis – Andy Serkis is Snoke, by the way – about the “tension” of The Last Jedi.