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September 4, 2015 Gallery, Public Appearances

I have updated the gallery with 30 High Quality pictures of Benicio attending El Hormiguero with Tim Robbins, enjoy!

September 4, 2015 News, Projects

Not too long ago, Benicio del Toro confirmed rumors that he was taking a role in the next chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy. In addition, reports have indicated that he will have some kind of villain role, though Disney and Lucasfilm haven’t confirmed anything.

However, del Toro seems to have been given permission to talk about the film as he has just seemingly confirmed the villain part of the equation while also revealing when Star Wars Episode 8 shooting actually begins.

Speaking with a Spanish outlet at, del Toro was asked what he has coming up on his schedule, and he again confirmed that he has a role in the movie, but added a bit of new information:

“Star Wars is coming up, we will see how that turns out. I think we start shooting in March.”

The reporter followed up by asking what his role would be, hoping for something juicy, but instead del Toro merely said:

“Ehhh, the thing is, they don’t let me talk too much about it. I’m like the villain. But we’ll see.”

StarWars7News notes that the reader who pointed to this interview and translated it to English notes that del Toro’s language indicates uncertainty about his role as the villain. The phrase he uses in the interview is “es como el villano” which translates to ““he is like the villain.” So what does that mean?

Well, it could mean that del Toro is playing a bad guy, but maybe not the primary antagonist. Or perhaps he’s playing somebody who creates some trouble for our heroes in Episode 8, but his allegiance isn’t with The First Order, like a bounty hire who is only doing what he is being paid to do. Less likely is that he’s playing the villain who isn’t really a villain, because there’s no way that del Toro would be authorized to give that away so nonchalantly and so far in advance.

Just the thought of del Toro as the villain in a Star Wars movie is exciting. He brings such gravitas to the smallest roles, such as his bit part as The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy, that make his characters feel worn and authentic. I can’t wait to see what kind of character he’s playing in the Star Wars universe.

With production beginning in March, it remains to be seen just how soon we’ll start hearing more details on the production, but it sounds like the cast is being lined up right now with a shortlist of actresses being considered for a new female lead in Episode 8. Will the lid be kept tight on the sequel just like The Force Awakens, or will director Rian Johnson be a little more forthcoming with details than J.J. Abrams? We’ll find out soon enough.


September 2, 2015 News, Projects

Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” star Olivia Cooke are considered the top contenders for the new female lead in Rian Johnson‘s “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” multiple individuals familiar with the casting situation told TheWrap.

Insiders insist it’s early in the casting process and that Johnson is still auditioning actresses, with several rising stars yet to read for him. Others suggest that Johnson is narrowing down the field and that Rodriguez, Maslany and Cooke will be among a group of girls slated to chemistry-read with “The Force Awakens” star John Boyega before the end of the month.

A representative for Disney declined to comment. The studio will release the sci-fi sequel on May 26, 2017. Ram Bergman is producing the film with Lucasfilm’s Kathy Kennedy, and production is expected to start early next year.

Oscar winner Benicio del Toro is nearing a deal to play the villain in “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” for which plot details remain unknown. However, the Internet has taken it upon itself to speculate that Han Solo’s daughter could be introduced in the film.

Rodriguez starred in the acclaimed indie drama “Filly Brown” before landing the title role on the CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” for which she won a Golden Globe. She has demonstrated she can play a strong female lead, and she next stars opposite Mark Wahlberg and Dylan O’Brien in Peter Berg‘s action drama “Deepwater Horizon.”

Maslany was a finalist for the lead role in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” though the coveted part ultimately went to Felicity Jones. Still, Maslany must’ve made a strong impression on Disney and Lucasfilm executives to be back in the mix for “Episode VIII.” In addition to playing multiple characters on “Orphan Black,” Maslany recently played the younger version of Helen Mirren‘s character in “Woman in Black” and wrapped the indie movie “Two Lovers and a Bear” with Dane DeHaan.


Sicario and Paradise Lost are featured in the new issue of Total Film! You can check out the scans in the gallery. Huge thanks to my friend Annie for donating them!

August 29, 2015 Gallery, Magazine Scans

Benicio is featured in the new issue of Empire UK about his Best and Worst Times! You can check out the digital in our gallery!


August 27, 2015 Article, Magazine Scans

Benicio is featured in the new issue of Elle Spain! You can check out the scans in the gallery. Huge thanks to my friend Annie for donating them!

August 27, 2015 Sicario, Video

August 27, 2015 A Perfect Day, Public Appearances, Sicario

I have uploaded 35 new High Quality Images of Benicio at the Sicario and A Perfect Day Press Conference on August 13!

August 26, 2015 A Perfect Day, Interview, Video

The following interview is in Spanish!