Benicio Del Toro Offered Villain Role in Star Wars Episode VIII

According to The Wrap, Benicio Del Toro has an offer to play a villain role in Star Wars Episode VIII. This offer is still the early stages of negotiation, so the casting still needs confirmation. Nonetheless, this is a casting that I would like to see happen because no one plays a villain-type role like Del Toro. The prospect of seeing Del Toro in the Star Wars universe is certainly an exciting one. It is never a mistake to add talent, and no one can say that the addition of Del Toro is an addition the does not add talent. I am still a little hesitant about JJ Abrams being a one and done director on The Force Awakens because I do not how it will turn out. If it turns out well, then it may be a mistake not to have Abrams come back. If it does not turn out well, then at least the next movie has a new director. The fact that Disney/Lucasfilm are eying Del Toro certainly wets my appetite for Episode VIII.

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