Rumors have been circulating for a while that Benecio del Toro is involved with Star Wars: Episode VIII. According to Collider Jedi Council and Screen Rant, del Toro confirmed his involvement in an interview when he not only confirmed he had a role in the forthcoming 2017 film. In addition, he coyly revealed that he is playing a character who is “like a villian.”
Let the wild speculation begin! Is he a member of the First Order? A Knight of Ren? Supreme Leader Snoke’s right-hand man? Who knows?! What we do know is that del Toro is a powerhouse actor who will bring gravitas and talent to the middle chapter of our new saga. He’s already had experience in the sci-fi genre. His role as The Collector in the wildly successful Guardians of the Galaxy is a fan favorite and his roles in both Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Snatch and Sin City reflect his ability to play grim, gritty and memorable characters.
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