Here’s some new info on Benicio Del Toro’s character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Empire has a new pic of Benicio Del Toro’s character DJ from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as some new information about him in anticipation of the January issue of their magazine. DJ is reportedly an “underworld slicer,” which, in the world of Star Wars legends (formerly called the Expanded Universe or EW), is something like a hacker.
Benicio Del Toro spoke about DJ, “This character could come straight out of a Bob Dylan or Tom Waites 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 continued, “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.”
Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga. “The Last Jedi” is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.
What do you think of the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi info? Are you excited to meet Benicio Del Toro’s character DJ when the film hits theaters on December 15? Let us know in the comments. The January issue of Empire magazine is on newsstands now.