Check Out the New Details on Benicio Del Toro's Souped-Up Spaceship in 'The Last Jedi'

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 - 12:22PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 - 12:22PM
Check Out the New Details on Benicio Del Toro's Souped-Up Spaceship in 'The Last Jedi'
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There are few actors working in Hollywood today quite as adaptable as Benicio Del Toro. From playing a drugged-up 'attorney' in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, to his role as a sketchy thief in The Usual Suspects, to his recent standout role as The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy, Del Toro can play almost anyone, as long as they're on the wrong side of the law.



There's been a lot of speculation about what kind of role the Oscar-winner will be playing in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi: while rumors of him playing a "Man in Black" type villain have been bouncing around for some time now, some more details on the character have finally emerged: Making Star Wars gives Del Toro's character the name of "D.J.", and describes him as looking "slimy and dirty" and having the look of a greasy criminal to him. Here's the low-down:

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He is either named D.J. or it is his code name used by the production. He wears all black. He has a trench coat on with a Han Solo-style belt at his waist to hold his blaster...He also has a strange cap that doesn't have a bill to it...the bill-less cap makes him look sort of like a throwback to a different era. He belongs in the criminal underworld by the looks of him. The man in black-style character we heard about is certainly there but his style evokes a few things in the design. His trench coat reminds me of Anakin's Revenge of the Sith costume in that its lapels evoke a tabard look and its black leather.
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Surprisingly, Del Toro's spaceship is actually pretty posh:

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It looks like if someone took the J.J. Abrams Star Trek films and designed the interior of the Falcon for a new Trek film...In the back of the ship, it has a communal section like the Falcon where a crew could sit and socialize. But instead of dingy white seats and a chess board it has a very nice bright curved blue booth with a table (no word on a chess board) and it looks more like a nice hotel than something Han Solo would live in. The inside of the ship at Pinewood was a mixture of Amidala's Nubian ship from The Phantom Menace mixed with the look and feel of the Abram's Trek and a few hints of the sleek "Apple" design aesthetic we saw revitalize the look of the classic Stormtrooper into the First Order Stormtrooper we have today.
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So what about previous rumors that suggest Del Toro's character is a member of the Fett family? It'd certainly be amazing to see a Fett on screen who does more than shoot at a Jedi a few times before biting the dust. After all, you don't cast Benicio Del Toro to just play a generic thug.
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