'The Last Jedi' Rumor Claims Benicio Del Toro is Connected to Boba Fett

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - 9:55PM
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - 9:55PM
'The Last Jedi' Rumor Claims Benicio Del Toro is Connected to Boba Fett
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There are still a lot of questions when it comes to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Who is/are the last Jedi? Is Rey a Skywalker, a Kenobi, or something else? Who is Benicio Del Toro playing? A new rumor, though a sketchy one, is trying to answer that last question.

Previously, Del Toro's character was known only as "The Man in Black" - which probably means he's a villain if we're going by Westworld standards. But according to the latest rumor, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Sicario star might be playing a character named "Sir Vicrum Fett." And while that exact name doesn't pop up in any Star Wars lore, his "Fett" surname certainly does, in the form of one Boba Fett (and his father, Jango Fett). 

The rumor comes to us from Mike Zeroh on YouTube, who discovered through the Wikiwands search engine that Vicrum Fett was listed as the name of Del Toro's character - only to soon scrub it and replace it with "TBA." This seems suspicious, as if someone had revealed the name of the character when they weren't supposed to and then erased it, as Zeroh suggests.

As popular as this rumor is, it's important to remember his use of Wikiwands complicates the fact that he only found this on Wikipedia. It's entirely possible this was a prank, and Zeroh's claim of a cover-up could easily be an editor cleaning up the mistake. As of this writing, Wikipedia currently lists Del Toro as playing "Ezra Bridger" from Star Wars Rebels, which will hopefully be corrected by the time you read this.



But if the rumor is true, then who is Vicrum Fett? That's not known, but the last name can't be a coincidence. It could be Boba's son, but in a franchise that is already considered in some circles to be too reliant on familial connections, would they really add another one? Especially one as seemingly trivial as a Boba Fett descendent? Perhaps a more likely explanation than a family member is that Vicrum is another clone, like how Boba was a cloned son of Jango Fett.

As of right now, we don't even know for sure if a character named Vicrum Fett is in The Last Jedi, but just the thought of a new Fett should be enough to whip Star Wars fans into a frenzy. But of course, take it with a grain of salt.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
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