Actor Benicio Del Toro has affirmed reports that he will be playing the villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Not only that, he also seems to have confirmed when shooting for Episode VIII will begin. After a question about upcoming projects during a radio interview, Del Toro said:
As for what role Del Toro will be playing, the actor had the following to say:
It may seem odd that Del Toro would describe his character as “like the villain” instead of just flat-out saying he would be the villain, but this goes along with the secrecy surrounding the upcoming Star Wars films, not to mention that Del Toro may not know all the details about his character just yet.
What do you think? Does Del Toro becoming a part of the Star Wars family get you even more excited for the upcoming slew of Star Wars films? Sound off in the comments!