Benicio Del Toro Confirms Talks About Playing Villain In 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

Looks like those earlier reports of Benicio Del Toro being looked at for the role of a villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII were true.  Get the details below.

Here is the story from Entertainment Weekly:

Del Toro spoke with ET’s Cameron Mathison at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet, where the actor teased his possible attachment to the high-profile project.

”I can’t tell you much about it but I think that it might happen. It looks like it’s gonna happen so I’m very excited,” the Guardians of the Galaxy actor said at Thursday’s event.

As for any teasers regarding his character, Del Toro said the producers take secrecy very seriously.

”I can’t talk too much about it. The script is hard to get. They told me they’d cut my finger if I talk about it,” he joked.

Nothing has been revealed about the character Del Toro may end up playing, but according to Variety the studio also met with Joaquin Phoenix for the role.
— Entertainment Weekly

Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters May 26th, 2017

We will update everyone with more details as we receive them.







SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly