Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi title, trailer and casting have made the franchise fans eager to know more about the film by packing them up with lot of questions.
Two of the things that the franchise fans are desperate to know are: the real meaning behind the movie title and the role of Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro in the science fiction film. They are seeking for the answers in the animation series Star Wars Rebels.
While some of the fan theories suggest that the 50-year-old actor could portray Rebel character Ezra Bridger in Episode VIII, a few others claimed that Jedi Knight and Rebel leader of the Ghost crew Kanan Jarrus could be The Last Jedi in the upcoming movie.
"I think he's playing an adult Ezra Bridger. He'd be about the right age, and there have been theories that Rebels will end with Ezra joining Luke's new Jedi Academy," a Reddit user, monikered as Darth_Hodor, stated.
Meanwhile, another hardcore franchise fan came with an interesting theory on Star Wars VIII that suggested the appearance of Kanan Jarrus in the upcoming science fiction film. The franchise fan also claimed that former Jedi Padawan and Rebel informant Ahsoka Tano could also be featured in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Speculations are also rife about the appearance of female Mandalorian warrior and revolutionary leader Sabine Wren in The Last Jedi as Rey's mother. According to the franchise fans, both the characters have lot of similarities with each other and it could connect the Jakku scavenger with Luke Skywalker.
However, the followers of the science fiction film series will have to wait until the release of Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi in December to find out if any of the Rebels' characters will be featured in the upcoming live action movie.