Benicio Del Toro's character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (opens in new tab) could become your new favorite spacefaring scoundrel. Fan site Making Star Wars (opens in new tab) has put together some detective work to reveal some details about the actor's role in the upcoming film, and it looks like he'll be a very shady character with a surprisingly nice ship.
According to the site, Del Toro's character may be named D.J., though that could also just be his codename for production. He's decked out entirely in black, wearing a trenchcoat and a blaster holster slung on his hip just like Han Solo. People who follow the rules use blaster rifles and loose cannons use blaster pistols, that's just how these things work. The character has short hair covered by an unusual "bill-less cap" and, overall, he looks like a slightly sleazy throwback to another time.
His ship is another story. Making Star Wars compared its interior design to the new Star Trek films, with graceful curves and monochromatic furnishings - a stark contrast to the rusty, torn up Millenium Falcon. Also unlike the Falcon it only has a single seat in the cockpit, though there is a communal area further back for the crew to hang out. No word on whether it has a newer, cooler version of holo-chess.
It sounds like Del Toro's character comes across as a bit rough around the edges, so how'd he get his hands on such a luxurious ship? Maybe he won it off of Lando Calrissian in a sabacc game. That guy has the worst luck.
Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Benicio del Toro, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in cinemas on December 15, 2017.