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Is Benicio Del Toro’s DJ The Next Han Solo?

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Like we said earlier in the week, the Star Wars hype-machine is just getting started, and the latest update on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ comes in the form of more information on Benicio Del Toro’s new character DJ.

DJ is the best codebreaker in the galaxy, he plays both sides of the war for money, and he’s part of the mission that Finn and Rose undertake to the wealthy, gambling resort city of Canto Bight, according to EW. Lucas film had this to say – “DJ is an enigmatic figure whose tattered, threadbare clothes and lackadaisical attitude conceal a sharp mind and expert skills.”

“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,” said Boyega to EW. “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.”

It looks like the new trilogy has found its Han Solo character. All you need to do is swap ‘smuggler’ with ‘codebreaker,’ and you describe ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ Solo to a T.

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About ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ hits theaters on December 15.

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Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.