Star Wars: The Last Jedi - 6 Details About Del Toro's Character You Aren't Supposed To Know

Who is the man in black?

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There are a few mysteries remaining ahead of this year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, inevitably. We're yet to see the first trailer - though with May the 4th banking heavily on its way in it shouldn't be long - and though we know who the new cast additions are, there's very little suggesting who they're actually playing.

The trio of Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran have attracted the most speculation, as they're said to be the most major new players, and while rumours and set leaks have thus far failed to really pin down any answers, we are at least beginning to get a shape of one of those characters.

Thanks to industry leaders MakingStarWars - and a couple of other Star Wars-obsessive blogs - we can now start to peel back some of the layers of mystery surrounding Benicio Del Toro's part in the upcoming sequel. And he sounds particularly interesting - as you'd expect from a character actor of his ilk in the complex world of George Lucas' space opera.

So what do we know that Disney and LucasFilm would probably prefer we didn't ahead of the film and its trailers?


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