Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Benicio Del Toro Talks 'Star Wars Episode VIII'

By: Dominic Jones

We know that Benicio Del Toro is set to join the Star Wars galaxy in the Rian Johnson's Star Wars Episode VIII, however details about his role are still unknown.  Hitfix caught up with Del Toro while he was promoting his new film A Perfect Day and learned four minor details about his role in Star Wars.

1. He's scheduled to begin shooting in the early part of this year.

"I'm traveling to England to shoot sometime in the spring."

2. Director Rian Johnson handpicked him for the role.

"I'm looking forward to working with Rian Johnson too, who was the one that reached out to me and had the idea of me playing the character that I'm gonna play. So that's kinda nice."

3. He finds the prospect of starring in the film "nerve-wracking."

"It's more surreal now, I'll tell you that. I mean, after the success...not only at the box office, but the success of the quality of [Episode VII]. I really enjoyed the film...so it's kind of nerve-wracking now, but I'm really happy to be part of it."

4. He won't deny that he's playing a villain.

"You know, I'm not supposed to say, but that's what's out there, so I'm not gonna try and fight it."

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