Although its been filming for several weeks now, we’ve heard very little about Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode IX when it comes to potential plot details.
However, The Daily Express has shared a rumour from YouTuber Mike Zeroh, which claims that: “Kylo Ren is suspicious of an individual in the First Order handing out information to the Resistance. Part of the Episode IX storyline will have a cat and mouse element to it, similar to Revenge of the Sith where the Jedi were trying to find out who the Sith lord is – which turned out to be Palpatine.”
The report goes on to claim that General Hux will be revealed as the mole, and that he is attempting to bring down the new Supreme Leader as he always believed he should be Snoke’s successor and is looking to take control of the First Order himself.
At this point, it’s worth pointing out that Mike Zeroh’s track record is mixed at best. However, this does tie in with another (equally dubious) Reddit rumour from back in May, so perhaps there’s a little more to this than your usual internet speculation. Then again…
Star Wars: Episode IX is set for release on December 20th 2019 with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Mabeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Keri Russell (The Americans).