Who is Keri Russell’s Zorri Bliss in The Rise of Skywalker? J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm are obviously keeping the lid pretty tight on anything in regard to the upcoming final installment in the Skywalker saga. That hasn’t stopped Star Wars fans with trying to guess what will go down when the movie hits theaters later this year. As for Zorri, a new fan theory suggests she might be on the hunt for one specific character.
Zorri Bliss looks like a classic bounty hunter in all of the pictures we’ve seen thus far. She looks like an updated version of Boba Fett with a golden helmet and purple suit, which has led to speculation that she is on the hunt for a big payday in exchange for either some information or the retrieval of some goods. According to a new Rise of Skywalker fan theory, Bliss is out to get Finn and bring him back to the First Order. Finn famously escaped the First Order during the events of 2015’s The Force Awakens and has been working with the Resistance ever since.
Bounty Hunters have been a part of the Star Wars universe since the beginning. But, it is unclear at this time if Zorri Bliss will really be a Bounty Hunter. It seems strange the First Order would seek Finn out, but in order to obtain information about the Resistance and Rey, it might be their only hope. Maybe one of Captain Phasma’s troops really wants him back for revenge. Regardless, this is just a theory for the time being and it obviously has not been confirmed by anyone at Lucasfilm.
When the first official images of Keri Russell as Zorri Bliss were released, it was revealed she is a “masked scoundrel” and is pictured in “the Thieves’ Quarter of the snow-dusted world Kijimi.” Scoundrel certainly fits the bill for a Bounty Hunter and hanging out in the Thieves’ Quarter sounds like a place to find information. It’s already pretty clear that Bliss should not be trusted, so it’s going to be interesting to see how she fits into the overall Rise of Skywalker storyline. Scoundrels in places where thieves hangout might not be the best thing.
However, the description is also pretty similar to another classic Star Wars character: Han Solo. Maybe the Resistance is the one hiring Zorri Bliss to infiltrate the First Order or to possibly get intel on someone else? The fan theory goes on to wonder if the Resistance is trying to kidnap Hux, which would be pretty hard to pull off. Bliss is very much a mystery right now, though there have been rumors placing her with the new droid in The Rise of Skywalker, DIO. We’re just going to have to wait and see what J.J. Abrams has ready for Star Wars fans when the movie hits theaters on December 20th. You can head over to Reddit to see the original theory.