Benicio Del Toro Confirms Talks to Play Star Wars’ Nemesis

Episode Eight Casting Rumor

Looks like those Benicio Del Toro Star Wars rumors were true. Last month we learned Del Toro was up for the villain role in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

The 48-year-old Oscar winner confirmed the reports while speaking with Entertainment Tonight and seems confident about it.

“I can’t tell you much about it but I think that it might happen,” he told ET. “It looks like it’s gonna happen so I’m very excited. I can’t talk too much about it. The script is hard to get. They told me they’d cut my finger if I talk about it. I saw the original [Star Wars] when it came out and it marked me. I was impressed by the film and by the characters and by the story and the message.”

Written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper), Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for release on May 26th 2017 and will pick up many of Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast, such as the likes of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac.

I’d like to see that Del Toro will be an alien villain. Meanwhile, his next film will be Sicario.