The Guardians of the Galaxy actor may be the new villain in the Star Wars universe.
We will get a lot of Star Wars news now that we are very close to the release of two new films. Maybe this is the first news about a movie in that universe that is not The Force Awakens or Rogue One.
Star Wars Episode VIII is getting ready to start in the fall, and people is hearing some things about who the next bad guy can be. According to The Wrap, Benicio Del Toro is in talks to play the villain in the next episode of the saga written and to be directed by Looper‘s Rian Johnson.
At this time there’s not much information about the character that Del Toro could play in the movie, all that the source says is he will play the antagonist. Other little piece of information about the report is that Del Toro wasn’t the first choice to portray the new villain. Joaquin Phoenix, who was initially supposed to play Doctor Strange, turned down the role.
Benicio would make an amazing sith, at least that what I hope he will play if he accepts the misterious role. I think he will do great.
Source: The Wrap