There are a lot of fan theories floating around the internet regarding the latest Star Wars movies and their connections to the new animated series.
Fans have taken a liking to the crew of the Ghost on Star Wars Rebels, spotting easter eggs of the ship and their droid companion Chopper appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But some fans wonder if one of the characters has a larger connection to the sequel trilogy, theorizing that Ezra Bridger could be one of the new characters in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Director Rian Johnson was asked point blank if Benicio del Toro's new character nicknamed "DJ" is actually Ezra or if they have any connection.
“He’s his own person,” Johnson answered on Good Morning America. “DJ is his own person.”
Johnson also stressed that “DJ” is what the character is called in the movie and that it stands for something, hinting that it would be a big reveal when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters.
It's not going to be Disk Jockey, but there are other terms on the table such as “Dark Jedi,” which could be a different spin on the “Gray Jedi” we’ve been getting hints about.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.
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