The trailer for Rogue One is finally here! After viewing the trailer I have cooked up a theory that may answer some questions for the connections between Rogue One, The Force Awakens and The Phantom Menace.
We see that the movie is taking place sometime between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope because there are 15 people selected to steal plans for the Death Star. It seems like these 15 are Star Wars’ version of the Suicide Squad and one of it's members is Jyn Erso.
All we know about her is that she has committed a number of crimes that got her where she is, but we don't know her origin story.
In my last post I said that Rey was most likely the daughter of Felicity Jones’ character. I went even further by saying that her character was Obi-Wan Kenobi’s daughter who later met up with Luke, they secretly got married and had Rey as their daughter.
After hearing the name of Felicity Jones’ character being Jyn Erso, it got me thinking that my theory may be true! She could in fact be Kenobi’s daughter!
Think about it. After most of the Jedi's have been killed, Obi-Wan decides to blend in with the normal society by having a family of his own. Hurt from the loss of his mentor, Qui-Gon, he names his first daughter Jyn after Qui-Gon JINN. Since apparently in the Star Wars Universe, Jinn is a boy's name, she was given the girl spelling version Jyn and kept her mother's maiden name Erso.
What do you think? Is this theory correct? Let me know in the comments below!