While we’ve known for some time that Benicio Del Toro will be in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the eighth installment in the episodic “Star Wars” saga, very little has been officially revealed about his character thus far. However, by piecing together various scraps of information from the movie’s various shooting locations, MakingStarWars.net has managed to put together a number of details about the character.
According to the report, Del Toro’s character 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. 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 belongs in the criminal underworld by the looks of him.”
While he might seem like a scoundrel, Del Toro’s character also has really fancy ship that “looks more like a nice hotel than something Han Solo would live in,” with a “cockpit [that] 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. But instead of dingy white seats and a chess board it has a very nice bright curved blue booth with a table.”
Whether the ship is the big score of a serial criminal or the low-life look is an act for a real intergalactic high roller, we will most likely have to wait for the finished film to find out for sure.
Directed by Rian Johnson, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” features returning cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. They’re joined by such franchise newcomers as Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.