Benicio del Toro teases his character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 November 2017
Benicio Del Toro

Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro has hinted his character DJ in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is neither "good or bad"

Benicio del Toro has teased his character in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is neither "good or bad".

The 50-year-old actor is playing the mysterious DJ in the eighth installment in the sci-fi franchise, and he has sent fandom spinning by suggesting his alter ego is neither associated with the light or dark side.

Speaking to SciFi Now magazine, del Toro said: "Maybe you could find him in a Bob Dylan song or a Tom Waits song. Or maybe in a Dostoyevsky novel. You'll find DJ in one of those stories. You don't what he is. But that's the idea ... You don't know if he's good or bad."

'The Last Jedi' is set to feature a number of returning cast members, including 'Star Wars' legend Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Andy Serkis (Snoke), Domhnall Gleeson (General Lux) and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia.

While Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran, as well as del Toro, are all newcomers to the franchise.

Recently, filmmaker Rian Johnson said filming 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' was overwhelming.

The 43-year-old filmmaker said during a behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated film, he had some "holy crap" moments while filming.

In the exclusive footage, Johnson said: "Walking up the ramp, walking through the hallway, I get flashbacks to when I was a kid with the action figures.

"Suddenly I had a big lump in my throat. Just so happy. You know it gets ya.

"[This is the] first time shooting with Mark, first time shooting with Daisy, first time shooting a 'Star Wars' movie and you know it's some cool stuff.

"There's a weird that happens when it's being built and when you first show up you are kind of overwhelmed by it all and you get into the nitty gritty of working on it and naturally that level of it goes away and you find yourself just focused on making the scene work, getting the shots, and once in a while you're taking a little break and you look around and you get the holy crap again."

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: 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, Kelly Marie Tran
  • UK release: 14 December 2017

In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

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