Star Wars 8, The Last Jedi: Does Benicio Del Toro play Rey’s father? The new theory!
If Rey’s father was actually … played by Benicio Del Toro in Star Wars 8? If it was related to the Star Wars: Rebels series? It is in any case the new theory that circulates!
One focuses so much on the mysteries that surround the identity of Rey and that of the famous last Jedi of the title of Star Wars 8 that one would almost forget the other personages. And especially the newcomers whose names and roles are still unknown. The editor of melty obviously thinks of the protagonists played by Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran. Yet who tells us that one of them is not related to our new heroes, and especially to Rey? After all, with Star Wars, almost everything is possible! A new theory about Rey’s father, apparently (or not) introduced into a major Star Wars 8 scene , is indeed circulating on the net and claims that our heroine would not be a Skywalker, a Solo, or a Kenobi . So where could she come from? Well, according to a Reddit user named Darth_Hodor, Rey would actually be a Bridger . Yes, like Ezra Bridger, the hero of the series Star Wars: Rebels ! And, according to him, Ezra could indeed return to Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the guise – you are given it in a thousand – by Benicio Del Toro!
In the absolute, his theory has nothing really impossible. Star Wars: Rebels taking place a few years before A new hope, Ezra could therefore have fifty years in Star Wars 8 , the same age as Benicio Del Toro himself. Moreover, the rumors circulating on the animated series foresee that Ezra will join the followers of Luke Skywalker in its last episodes, which would at the same time put the little Rey in contact with the famous Jedi. But as the details of the role of Benicio Del Toro in Star Wars 8 have revealed , it is clear that his character will be rather ambiguous and that he will look a little bit in his actions and motivations, To the Lando Calrissian of L’Empire contre-attaque . Which means that Ezra would somehow turn away from Luke’s teachings in one way or another , forcing the latter to hide Rey on Jakku . That does not necessarily mean that he would then have tipped the dark side and joined the ranks of the Knights of Ren – because, it would still be a little hard to believe … Benicio Del Toro in Ezra Bridger and father of Rey, then, is what this new theory consists of.
But hey, we must admit, the latter does not know any problems. Starting with the fact that if Star Wars: Rebels is now part of the Star Wars universe , not everyone has seen it ! As a result, it would be a good part of the spectators who would stay on the floor, without knowing who this Ezra really is and where it comes from. So, one could argue that Star Wars: Rogue One addressed a few winks to the animated series, but they were just that: winks without any impact on the plot of the film. And then there is also the fact that such a revelation would represent a huge spoiler for the end of Star Wars: Rebels , at least with regard to the character of Ezra, which would not necessarily appeal to everyone. In the end, this theory is especially interesting because it engages on unexplored paths and chooses to say that, no, Rey’s father is not a character of the first trilogy. This is rather innovative in itself. But if you can not imagine that Benicio Del Toro really plays Ezra Bridger, it does not necessarily mean that he does not incarnate … the real father of Rey . After all, nothing tells us that she must be the daughter of a protagonist known to the saga. Especially we still do not know who might be his mother. What do you think of this theory?