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Marvel Comics Will Reveal Del Toro’s Last Jedi Character’s Backstory

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Marvel Comics Will Reveal Del Toro’s Last Jedi Character’s Backstory

Benicio Del Toro is set to debut as the enigmatic DJ in Star Wars: The Last Jedi sequel, and before audiences have the chance to learn anything about him, he’s already got a Marvel Comic on the way.

There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the character, though we do know that he’s an important part of a mission that brings Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) to Canto Bight, a gambling resort. While we’ll certainly get to know him better once the film has been released, readers will learn even more about what he was up to prior to his on-screen debut when Star Wars: The Last Jedi – DJ #1 arrives in January.

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Ben Acker & Ben Blacker will write the comic, which Kev Walker will illustrate. The synopsis, which you can read below, promises to introduce readers to a day in DJ’s life, offering insight into the character’s actions before his theatrical arrival.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – DJ #1

  • BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (W) • KEV WALKER (A)
  • Cover by JEFF DEKAL
  • Variant Cover by TBA
  • Variant Cover by TBA
  • Movie Variant Cover also available
  • When STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI takes theaters in FORCE (get it?) this December, Star Wars fans will get a peek into some new dark corners of the Galaxy Far Away… and out of one of those corners scuttles DJ, the mysterious character played by Benecio Del Toro! Who is this mystery man, and what put him in the path of our Resistance heroes? Join Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Star Wars Join the Resistance, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait) and Kev Walker (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Darkhawk) as they reveal a day in DJ’s life just before his appearance in the film!
    32 PGS./Rated T… $3.99
  • Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Arriving Dec. 15, director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro.

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