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We know so far that del Toro's character is known as "The Man in Black" according to sources at the site Making Star Wars.
This is all suitably mysterious and intriguing but not exactly original. Apart from the obvious fact that Westworld already has a character called exactly the same thing, it is clearly a holding name until the big reveal is made.
One website has just found a filmography profile of the actor which lists the name of his character in The Last Jedi.
Back in 2015 del Toro confirmed his Star Wars casting and that he would be playing a baddie.
He said: "Star Wars is coming up, we will see how that turns out. The thing is, they don't let me talk too much about it. I'm, like, the villain."
The Sith and Dark Jedi aren't big on dynastic ties, but there is one family out there in the galaxy that always loves to play the bad guy.
Star Wars expert Mike Zeroh reports that wikiwand.com had a listing for the actor as 'Vikrum Fett' in The Last Jedi.
The post was almost immediately removed but use of clever Jedi mind tricks can still find traces online if you know where to look.
The character of Vicrum Fett has not appeared anywhere in the existing films, novels, comics or animated series. However, that surname is all too familiar.
Is Vicrum the son of Boba Fett?
We saw the bounty hunter as small child in the Attack of the Clones scenes where he helps his father Jango Fett escape Obi-Wan, before later watching Mace Windu kill him.
There was also early talk that one of the spin-off Star Wars Anthology films could focus on Boba.
Will del Toro's role be officially revealed when the first Last Jedi trailer arrives, as expected, at Star Wers Celebrations?
Is Benicio del Toro reintroducing the Fetts to the franchise as a guaranteed crowd-pleaser but also a set-up for a future standalone film?
The actor apparently beat Joaquin Phoenix to the role and it looks set to an excitingly complex character, especially if he is playing a Fett with a grudge against the few remaining Jedi.
What make the casting news more interesting, and possibly more likely to be true, is the fact that the listing was almost immediately changed to "TBA" (To Be Announced).
This suggest that the site was asked to amend their information, which would usually only happen if it was revealing something it shouldn't.
Nothing can be erased completely from the internet, of course, and Zeroh discovered that a general Google search still brings up the original link to the wikiwand article listing Benicio del Toro as Vicrum Fett in The Last Jedi.
Of course, nothing is certain yet, but we might find out for sure in a few months if the expected Last Jedi trailer appears at the Celebrations.
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Feb 21 17 7:00 PM
Star Wars: John Williams Is Already Scoring The Last Jedi
The Skywalker family saga of the Star Wars film franchise has seen a wide collection of directors, actors, and crew members over its 40-year history, but there has been one constant through the eight episodes. We speak of the living legend John Williams, who has composed the musical scores for the series’ first seven installments and returns once again for December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Williams is frequently cited as one of the main reasons why Star Wars became the widespread phenomenon it is today, and there’s no denying his work is ingrained in the property’s DNA. That he’s still at it well into his 80s is remarkable and something many fans appreciate.
Thanks to tracks such as “Rey’s Theme” and “The Jedi Steps” on the Episode VII soundtrack, Williams demonstrated that he can still craft memorable themes for the galaxy far, far away, and many are eager to hear what he has in store for Star Wars 8. Writer/director Rian Johnson has been in post-production for a while now, and Williams was beginning the process of writing the new score back in December 2016, before the premiere of Rogue One. Now, an update on his progress indicates that he’s far along, staying in line with his intended schedule.
On Twitter, filmmaker Robert Meyer Burnett relayed the following information, revealing that Williams is conducting the score so far ahead of the Last Jedi debut (10 months before release) partially so Johnson can use the music while editing the final picture:
This is an interesting deviation from the typical Hollywood tentpole practices, which usually see the director use a temp score (music from other films) to assemble their first cut, and then the composer comes in and creates a new soundtrack. Some cinephiles feel the technique contributes to the recent wave of classical scores that do not leave a sizable impression (see: the Marvel Cinematic Universe), so Johnson deserves credit for thinking outside the box with a possible solution. Most times, the movie’s official score isn’t conducted until there’s a (mostly) finished product, allowing the composer to actually see the scenes he or she is writing for. That may give fans reason to feel wary, but the situation is similar to the Force Unleashed video game, which ultimately worked out in the end. And besides, Williams has too many accolades to list here, so he could easily come up with something based on the screenplay and whatever footage Johnson has already put together.
Williams had mentioned in the past, he expects to be working on the Last Jedi score until at some point in March or April, meaning there’s a very good chance we hear some of his new music soon. It’s widely expected the first Episode VIII teaser will premiere at Star Wars Celebration in the spring, and it would be a feast for the ears if some freshly-conducted cues from Williams were part of the previews. Usually, entire marketing campaigns are held before the film in question gets its actual music, but the case can be quite different here. By all accounts, The Last Jedi is coming together very, very smoothly – a pleasant change-of-pace from the franchise’s tumultuous history.
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Is This Benicio del Toro’s Mystery Star Wars Character?
The anticipation for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is beginning to boil over, and we still have ten months to go before its release! When the title of Episode VIII was released last month, it sent fans into full detective mode as they tried to understand the meaning of “The Last Jedi.” With that mystery still being unraveled, combined with people trying to learn anything about the eventual trailer release, one major question has been left unanswered:
Who is Benicio del Toro playing in The Last Jedi?
You probably forgot that he was even added to the cast. With all the conversations focusing on Finn, Rey, Poe, and a returning Luke, del Toro has been able to fly under the radar. It’s surprising since del Toro even mentioned that his mysterious character is “like the villain.” Benicio del Toro as a Star Wars antagonist seems like a perfect match and a fan’s dream come true. However, the latest Episode VIII rumor may expand the dream casting beyond anyone’s imagination.
Benicio del Toro could be playing Vikrum Fett, the son of legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett.
The report comes from youtuber Mike Zeroh. He noticed on wikiwand.com that del Toro was listed as playing Vikrum Fett. Once it began to get noticed, del Toro’s role was swapped out to ‘TBA.’ Did this apparent, colossal mistake accidentally reveal del Toro’s role? Crazier things have happened. But if it is true, you might as well purchase your Last Jedi Imax ticket right now.
The idea that Benicio del Toro is playing a member of the Fett legacy is so beautiful, it’s hard to put into words. Despite his limited screen time, Boba Fett has become one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars Universe. He was even rumored to be getting his own spinoff movie, until presumptive director Josh Trank went off the deep end following the fallout from Fan4stic. Boba’s father Jango Fett played a crucial role in the prequel movies, but never had a moment to shine in battle. Perhaps now, Vikrum can carry his family’s name into the new series of movies and give a proper Mandalorian showdown on the big screen.
Benecio del Toro playing a Fett would seem to fit with the actor saying his character is “like the villain.” He could be a Bounty Hunter hired by The First Order to track down members of The Resistance. Or, in an interesting twist, Vikrum Fett could be part of a Mandalorian group hired by The Resistance. Del Toro’s version could be similar to what Forest Whitaker was in Rogue One. His methods are more intense than what The Resistance employs, but when things get rough, turning to a brutal Bounty Hunter for help is always a viable option. He’s not necessarily a villain, but certainly behaves ike one.
Did I forget to mention that del Toro’s character is expected to wear all black? Pretty badass, even if that means he’ll look like a combo of Boba Fett and Darth Vader. If it was me, I’d look back at the Star Wars Christmas Special and go with the all-white Mandalorian armor. Like a souped-up Stormtrooper.
There’s still plenty of time and speculating to be done for The Last Jedi. The movie will not be released until December 15th and without a trailer even being released, we’re stuck with rumors and daydreams to fill our Star Wars voids.
Will Benicio del Toro actually play the son of Boba Fett? It’s always possible. Until we get anything official from Star Wars, I’ll be dreaming of him flying around the galaxy in Slave II… rocking his slick black Mandalore gear.
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It's the character's first piece of dialogue since 1983
Exciting details about upcoming Star Wars film The Last Jedi have surfaced following a Disney sneak peek.
Disney's annual shareholders were shown a first look as Episode VIII and, thankfully, Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller was there to tease some key details
According to Miller, the opening scene - as previously reported - picks up directly where the Force Awakens left off: with Rey (Daisy Ridley) stood opposite a hooded Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) atop a mountain. Only now we know what Hamill's beloved Jedi says; as Rey hands him back his old lightsaber, he asks her: “Who are you?”
Just last year, four separate sources seemed to confirm that Skywalker's opening line was something else altogether.
Other clips shown to the audience included characters Chewbacca, Jon Boyega's Finn and a military-uniform clad General Leia Organa in what will be s posthumous appearance from Carrie Fisher; she didn't speak in the scene.
Walt Disney Company's co-chairman and chief executive Bob Iger, who described the film as “a perfect chapter in the iconic Skywalker family drama” said: “Carrie Fisher has been an iconic part in this franchise from the very beginning,” he said. “We all miss her. She has great talent and wit. We’re proud that this movie coming up is part of her legacy.
The film will unsurprisingly be “suitably epic” with Rian Johnson's film taking place across various breathtaking locations, including mountains, forests, deserts and oceans.
The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams believes the film will score one key cast member an Oscar.
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The last Jedi is released 15 December
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But one point of interest in particular is the role played by Benicio del Toro: who exactly is he portraying?
One interesting and little-known tidbit of Star Wars history may provide one vital clue.
It is alleged that back in the late 90s, the star was being strongly considered for the role of Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace.
However, when George Lucas axed the majority of the character’s dialogue, it is claimed that the star dropped out, to be replaced by Ray Park.
Is it safe, therefore, to assume that his role this time around will be far more substantial?
YouTuber Mike Zeroh claimed that Del Toro could actually be playing a Sith, reasoning: “He has been speculated to be many things - Thrawn, Ezra… but let’s look at one reason why the man in black could be a Sith.
“If we go way back to the release of the Phantom Menace, he was up for the role of Darth Maul. He turned down the role due to a lack of lines and screen-time.
“The only thing from stopping me believing he is a Sith is that it has been described that the resistance used [his character] a as dangerous man but not as an enemy.”
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After months of information about Benicio del Toro’s mystery character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi being hard to come by, the latest rumors about the film reveal some new details about the Oscar winner’s role. Del Toro was officially confirmed to appear in the highly-anticipated sequel back when writer/director Rian Johnson began principal photography back in February 2016, and since then, fans have been left to their own devices to speculate how the actor will fit in. A popular fan theory is that del Toro will portray a live-action version of Rebels villain Grand Admiral Thrawn, while other unsubstantiated claims suggested he was Boba Fett’s son. However, it seems to be something else entirely.
Episode VIII will introduce the planet of Canto Bight to audiences, which has long been described as a “casino planet.” It would appear this world factors heavily into the story, since it’s here where del Toro’s “man in black” is situated. How exactly this character factors into the main narrative remains to be seen (and could stay that way for a while), but this latest report gives fans a better idea of what to expect, at the very least.
According to Making Star Wars, del Toro will play a figure named “D.J.” in The Last Jedi, though it’s said that could be a code name used during production (much like “Gorilla Walkers”). His costume and physical appearance is that of someone who is part of some shadier corners of the galaxy, as he wears all-black and sports a trench coat with a belt for his blaster. The character “looks slimy and dirty” and has short hair. He also dons a “bill-less cap.” This description matches up with what was previously rumored about del Toro, who does not sound like a clear hero or villain. However, the Resistance apparently does not view him as a “bad guy,” so they must see some potential in him.
The second part of the rumor concerns del Toro’s ship, which is a complete contrast from his rather messy look. It’s considered a hybrid of Queen Amidala’s vessel from The Phantom Menace and the interior of the Kelvin Timeline’s Enterprise, making it “really fancy.” In the cockpit, he has one seat to pilot the vehicle, and there is also a “communal section” inside featuring a booth and table. This new ship has the feel of “a nice hotel,” and there’s some question as to how D.J. acquired it. Right now, specifics are few and far between, so viewers will have to resort to what they do best – theorize about Star Wars on the internet. Making Star Wars also covered a Canto Bight police department that will be shown, so perhaps D.J. has to get broken out of jail at some point.
Episode VIII is going to have a major presence at Star Wars Celebration next week, so ideally Lucasfilm will make some sort of official reveal about the new characters we’ll meet in The Last Jedi – including Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran. If nothing else, it would be nice to get glimpses of that trio in the teaser trailer expected to premiere at the convention, giving fans their first looks at the actors in-costume. The studio still has eight months to roll everything out, so by the time December rolls around, moviegoers will know everything they need about all the fresh faces.
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