Benicio Del Toro’s character for the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has been kept in secrecy. Now, comes a new photo has been that was released by Empire of Del Toro in character as DJ in Rian Johnson’s latest film in the Star Wars franchise giving fans a new look at the character.
There’s very little known about the character right now. He is a slicer (basically a hacker) meant to aid Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) on their journey, and all eyes are on him to be a solid addition to the Star Wars universe.
The character remains one of the film’s biggest mysteries but the article accompanying the shot shares a few more clues about his mysterious character who is dubbed an ‘underground slicer’. Del Toro says:
“This character could come straight out of a Bob Dylan or Tom Waits song, or even a Dostoyevsky novel. He’s like something out of Dickens; there have been characters like him in all kinds of literature. He’s like a knife: if you grab him by the blade, he’ll cut you. If you grab him by the handle, he can be very, very useful.”
If nothing else, DJ is an intriguing bit of mystery and Del Toro is certain to add his own unique flair to the character. The only other insight into DJ came courtesy of Boyega, who described his character’s run-in with the slicer as follows:
“We just need a codebreaker and he’s the best in the galaxy. Unfortunately, he’s very dodgy and only in it for financial gain. He doesn’t fight for any side.. He has distinct opinions. The Resistance bombs the First Order one day, the First Order bombs the Resistance on another. It’s an ongoing war that will never end. For him, he’s trying to benefit off of that — which doesn’t make him the person you want to trust.”
Del Toro isn’t the only notable addition in The Last Jedi. Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) will also introduce the purple-haired Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.
The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita Nyong’o, and Andy Serkis. Here is the official synopsis:
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is slated for release on December 15th.
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