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Full Disclosure: I am a HUGE lover of fan theories! Always fun playing detective to figure out if the pieces fit the puzzle.
Obviously there are already dozens of theories regarding Rey’s parents and as episode VIII approaches, that number will continue to grow. This theory comes courtesy of Reddit fan Darth_Hodor and is pretty cool!
Benicio Del Toro has been very coy about his role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but he did state at one point that his character falls somewhere between the dark and the light side of the Force. (Can you imagine the level of non disclosure agreements involved with a role like this?)
Ezra Bridger fulfills this description as being between light and dark side. Ezra would also be the correct approximate age of around 50 years old at the time of episode VIII and Del Toro is 49 years old.
The Rebels series also reveals Ezra to be more naturally gifted with the Force than other Jedi. This also coincides with what we know about Rey’s natural Force abilities.
This theory about Rey’s lineage makes a ton of sense, especially with how Disney wants to tie the movie releases with their animation series (as we have already seen with Forest Whitaker’s character Saw Gerrara).
MovieWeb.com as a slightly more in depth article available HERE.
Update: Now that we have official pictures released from Disney of some of the actors from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, lets re-evaluate this.
Does the scare match? It is a little hard to see, but possibly.
We know that Benicio Del Toro’s character is going by “DJ”, but what does “DJ” stand for? Dark Jedi? We know that Ezra learned under Kanan Jarrus during the Star Wars Rebels series. Could Ezra have taken on Kanan’s surname after the events of the Rebels series?
What do you think of this theory?