The Last Jedi director shoots down Del Toro theory

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From Digital Spy

We still don't even know the name of Benicio del Toro's Star Wars: The Last Jedi character, so it's small wonder that more than a few wild theories have sprung up surrounding his mysterious 'man in black' role in Episode 8.

But one of those theories can now be struck off the list, as director Rian Johnson has said that he is not playing Star Wars Rebels character Ezra Bridger.

"He's his own person," Johnson told Good Morning America, going on to confirm that 'DJ' – the name del Toro has reportedly been referred to on set – stands for something.

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Bridger is one of the main characters in the ongoing Star Wars animated series.

He's a trainee Jedi in the time of the Rebellion, but has been tempted by the dark side during the show, leading to speculation that del Toro's shady DJ could be the adult version of the character.

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Speculation about del Toro's character has included that he could be 'Darth J-something', a 'grey Jedi' that balances both sides of the Force, and/or Rey's father.

Related: 11 of the most important things we learned from The Last Jedi's behind the scenes footage

Rebels' fourth and final season will kick off in the autumn.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on December 14 in the UK and December 15 in the US.

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