There has been a lot of speculation as to whom – or what – Benicio del Toro will be playing in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
More details of his character, along with the official runtime of the movie, have been revealed. DJ, as director Rian Johnson refers to him (and not his official name), is a splicer, which is The Last Jedi‘s version of a hacker. He will be crossing paths with Resistance members Finn (returning John Boyega) and Rose Tico (newcomer Kelly Marie Tran) as the two head to a casino called Canto Bight for an undercover mission. Speculation is that DJ, like the late Han Solo, is a rogue, whose expensive set of skills can be bought by those willing to pay for them. That he’s with Finn and Tico mean, just like Han, he may be joining the Resistance whether he likes it or not. Of course, that may not bode well for the struggling freedom fighters… he is listed as a villain, remember?
Speaking of speculation, there’s also been a lot over The Last Jedi‘s runtime. That has been officially answered by the British Board of Film Classification, who revealed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi runs at 151 minutes and 38 seconds. This is consistent with Johnson’s earlier statements that the movie’s length will be around two-and-a-half hours. In either case, this makes The Last Jedi the longest of any Star Wars movies (so far).
So what do you think of the DJ character? Still intrigued? Or are you hoping he gets the shaft like poor Han? Also, are you ready to watch 2.5 hours of Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it opens in theaters on December 15th? We recommend no drinks of any kind for at least an hour beforehand.
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