Benicio Del Toro’s DJ Joins Finn And Rose’s Mission In The Last Jedi

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - August 10, 2017

Lucasfilm has been dropping a lot of new information about Star Wars: The Last Jedi this week and it seems like the studio’s given fans new details about Benicio del Toro’s mysterious character, DJ.

Entertainment Weekly just released a set of new images from The Last Jedi this week and in one of the publication’s articles covering the highly anticipated sequel trilogy installment, Star Wars’ stormtrooper-turned-resistance-fighter John Boyega talks about his secret mission with Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico, revealing that del Toro’s DJ actually joins their adventure.

“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. 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.”

There were a lot of theories about DJ going around the rumor mill, and this new bit from Boyega adds on to director Rian Johnson’s confirmation that DJ is his “own person” and is not in any way, an older version of Star Wars Rebels’ Ezra Miller. From Boyega’s description, instead of a fallen Jedi knight, DJ sounds a lot like one of those shady characters you meet at the outer rim of Star Wars’ galaxy far, far away.



Star Wars: The Last Jedi makes its big debut on December 15, 2017.

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