Rumor Alert: New Details Revealed About Benicio Del Toro’s Role in Star Wars
Lucasfilm is notorious for their secrecy regarding the details of their films, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been no different. Nonetheless, fans have been speculating about the role actor Benicio del Toro will be taking on in the universe, ever since he was cast.
Making Star Wars, one of the more respected websites in the fandom, recently posted an article with information regarding del Toro’s role.
The post was written by editor-in-chief Jason Ward, who suggests that del Toro will be playing a villain, in line with previous reports.
“He is either named D.J. or it is his code name used by the production. He wears all black. He has a trench coat on with a Han Solo-style belt at his waist to hold his blaster,” Ward said. “His hair is short. He also has a strange cap that doesn’t have a bill to it. He looks slimy and dirty but the bill-less cap makes him look sort of like a throwback to a different era,” he continued.
“He belongs in the criminal underworld by the looks of him. The man in black-style character we heard about is certainly there but his style evokes a few things in the design,” Ward said.
Ward continued, stating that del Toro flies a very fancy aircraft.
“The cockpit has a very nice singular red seat for him to pilot from. In the back of the ship, it has a communal section like the Falcon where a crew could sit and socialize,” he said. “But instead of dingy white seats and a chess board it has a very nice bright curved blue booth with a table (no word on a chess board) and it looks more like a nice hotel than something Han Solo would live in…If the Falcon is a Winnebago this ship is a luxury yacht made by Bill Gates.”
Ward goes on to suggest that del Toro’s ship and character seem to be at odds. Of course, Lucasfilm has not confirmed any reports, and is unlikely to. Either way, it’s interesting to consider as fans look toward December for the release of The Last Jedi.
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Source: Making Star Wars
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th, 2017.