Benicio Del Toro On Secrecy Behind ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Script & Knowing He Wanted To Be In Movie

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Benicio Del Toro was on hand at Disney’s D23 Expo for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Speaking with Variety while in the press line, Del Toro spoke about the initial conversation he had with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, how the script was immensely secretive (it came “with a code,” says Del Toro), and how he knew around halfway through reading it that he wanted to be a part of the film.

You can watch Del Toro’s video interview below.

Del Toro will playing a character named “DJ,” but besides that there isn’t that much known about how he’ll factor into the film.

Written and directed by Johnson, The Last Jedi’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.

Source: Variety

New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Character Posters Revealed

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Star Wars The Last Jedi General LeiaDisney’s D23 Expo was where we expected to learn something about the future of the Star Wars franchise after 2019’s Episode IX, but the only thing we ended up getting was a pretty incredible behind-the-scenes sizzle reel for Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi.

Howevr, Disney and Lucasfilm apparently had another surprise in store for fans today besides that sizzle reel: a batch of brand new characters posters for The Last Jedi, spotlighting Rey, Finn, General Leia, and last but not least, Luke Skywalker.

You can check out the Rey poster below and the rest in the gallery. We’ll keep on updating this article as more characters posters are released online.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Rey Poster

Written and directed by Johnson, The Last Jedi’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.

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