Benicio del Toro Source
July 21, 2015 News, Projects

Even though Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still more than five months away, casting is beginning for the follow-up chapter, Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Sources tell THR that Benicio Del Toro is a contender for a role, likely that of a villain, for the Lucasfilm/Disney movie, which will be directed by Rian Johnson.

Del Toro is said to have an offer, although whether a deal can be made remains unclear.

Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega are expected to return for the movie, as are certain legacy actors (Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill).

The release date is May 26, 2017.

For some, Del Toro joining Star Wars makes sense as the actor, who tends to work in the world of dark and edgy indie, was introduced into the Disney family via his cameo as the Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy, from Lucasfilm’s sister company, Marvel Studios. (Both are owned by Disney.)

The actor next stars in Sicario, a drug drama from director Denis Villeneuve.


July 20, 2015 Gallery, Photoshoot

I have replaced Photo Session 008 by better versions! Enjoy!

July 3, 2015 Gallery, Photoshoot

Benicio is featured on the cover of Icon EL PAÍS with a new photoshoot! The issue is also available on iPad.

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Photoshoots > Session 099

June 30, 2015 Gallery, Photoshoot

I have added 2 new old HQ Photoshoots of Benicio to the gallery, enjoy!

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Photoshoots > Session 097
Photoshoots > Session 098

I have added scans from the July 03 Issue of Entertainment Weekly. Thanks to Claudia for donating them!

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Magazine Scans > 2015 > [July 03] Entertainment Weekly

Benicio Del Toro can be seen as one of the world’s most notorious and successful drug lords in Escobar: Paradise Lost beginning on Friday, June 26.

But the actor’s Marvel fate is – seemingly – somewhat up in the air. When we sat down to speak with him, Del Toro said he wasn’t certain if the Collector would be making an appearance in the highly-anticipated sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy.

“I would like to keep working on that character, though,” he said. “It was kind of like a cameo. I would like to keep developing the character based on what’s written in the comic books. I’d like to see some different sides. I had a blast working with James Gunn and the cast – but it’s not up to me.”

Of course, Marvel has already seeded the Collector’s role into the larger Infinity Gauntlet storyline. So, it seems unlikely that we’ve seen the last of him. When asked if there were any particular directions that the studio had pointed in during his pre-Guardians research, Del Toro said there was one key character element that stood out as significant.

“[In doing the research] I said, ‘please help me out,'” Del Toro recalled. “Because there are big, thick volumes about the characters. So they did point me in the right direction. I learned a lot about the character. One of the most interesting things that I learned about him is the reasons that he’s collecting. He sees himself as putting together Noah’s Ark. He sees himself as having that responsibility. He’s collecting things, because eventually there’s going to be an apocalypse in the universe and he wants to get things to safety. That’s a really interesting aspect of the character.”

Interesting indeed, and seems to have the potential to play out during Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and/or 2.