The very concept of a Star Wars universe without Jedi is a bit like a steak dinner minus the beef, but Luke Skywalker has spoken.
"I only know one truth: It's time for the Jedi to end," he declares during The Last Jedi's teaser trailer, making the movie's title wholly more appropriate and pouring gasoline on the fires of fan debate in the process.
Luke was last seen in full hermit mode in The Force Awakens following his self-imposed isolation on the planet Ahch-To, with Rey reacquainting him with his trademark Lightsaber during that emotional final scene.
Fans were expecting the original trilogy hero to train the youngster up in the ways of the Force, much like Yoda did for him in the Dagobah swamps back in the day, but it seems they will have a different dynamic.
Although Force-sensitive Rey will no doubt be given guidance in the use of her powers, it doesn't sound like she's going to become a Jedi... so, what then?
This is one of the most pressing questions the apparent abolition of the Jedi Order poses, but it could have many implications for the Star Wars universe going forward...