EW gave us a little bit more of an insight into Benicio Del Toro‘s mysterious character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Known to production as DJ, there’s not a whole lot we know about this new character. Until now! Originally said to be a villain, we have a more grey version of him now.
While Del Toro is now changing his tune on the character description of “villain”, he’s still an unknown. He’s an “in the money” for it character. Which isn’t new to Star Wars. Hell, even Han Solo started off that way. But apparently his motivations and intentions aren’t as clear. All we know of him, officially, is the following.
DJ is an enigmatic figure whose tattered, threadbare clothes and lackadaisical attitude conceal a sharp mind and expert skills.
We also learn that DJ will be apart of Finn and Rose’s mission to Canto Bight. Now we don’t know whether they’re getting him out of there or bringing him there. But, we learned from John Boyega that his particular skills will be needed.
We just need a codebreaker and he’s the best in the galaxy. Unfortunately, he’s very dodgy and only in it for financial gain. He doesn’t fight for any side.
Interesting. So his brilliant mind is tied to his codebreaking skills. We haven’t had anything like that in the Star Wars live action films, so this will be a first. According to the article, they’re known as slicers. But apparently, this slicer is one to watch out for. Kelly Marie Tran gave us her impression on working with the character on set.
When I was onset with that character, I felt like there was a tiger in the room, and I always had to be watching. Like an animal, at any moment he could do something, and I didn’t know what.
And as we’ve said, his aliegance isn’t one way or another. In fact, the article suggests that he’s neither good nor bad. Boyega continues.
He has distinct opinions. The Resistance bombs the First Order one day, the First Order bombs the Resistance on another. It’s an ongoing war that will never end. For him, he’s trying to benefit off of that — which doesn’t make him the person you want to trust.
We’ll continue to keep our eye on him as the story progresses. I’m happy to have more aspects of the galaxy explored. The entire universe isn’t Jedi and Sith, so I’d love to see more.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to his character? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Star Wars news. The Last Jedi is in theaters December 15th.
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