Benicio Del Toro Wanted For “Star Wars”

Benicio del Toro has reportedly been offered the role of the villain in Rian Johnson’s upcoming “Star Wars Episode VIII” at Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm according to The Wrap.

Whether Del Toro, who appeared in Disney and Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” as The Collector, will take the role and the precise nature of it in the grander new trilogy story is unclear at this time.

What is interesting is that Lucasfilm and Johnson were also interested in Del Toro’s “Inherent Vice” co-star Joaquin Phoenix for this specific role as well. Del Toro will not show up in this year’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” though numerous actors from that film will also appear in this.