At the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren had become Supreme Leader of the First Order and his mental state really started to go downhill. Of course, General Hux wasn’t exactly the happiest person when Kylo took the title for himself. After all, Hux and Ren have had this cute rivalry thing going since The Force Awakens.
Well, the fact that the two are rivals leads some fans to believe in a rumor that there will be a mole amongst the First Order in Star Wars: Episode IX that will turn out to be Hux.
It’s not a stupid theory. After all, Hux could be a mole, convince people that Kylo is not fit to be leader, and take over. Considering how gleefully evil Hux has been compared to Kylo’s inner struggle, it would make some sense.
It is important to note that this would not mean that Hux has been a mole since The Force Awakens, but it has been hinted that there will be a time jump between The Last Jedi and Episode IX. That would provide plenty of time for Hux to hatch this plan to usurp power which could ultimately lead to the death(s) of some beloved Resistance members in addition to the downfall of Supreme Leader Ren.
Do you think this theory is solid, or does it have too little ground to stand on?