So, we know almost nothing about the new Star Wars movie except for the title and the fact that “The Last Jedi” actually means “The Last Jedi.” (Uh, the second one is plural.) Josh Gad has still gotten nothing out of Daisy Ridley, no matter how many stars he’s recruited into his various ambushes. But a new rumor may give us some very important background information as to who Benicio Del Toro is playing. (If you’d rather go into the movie knowing as little as possible, feel free to turn back now as some major SPOILERS might lie ahead.
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We already know that Avengers: Infinity War will have the biggest MCU ensemble to date — just the title of the film implies something epic. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have discussed the size of the cast a few times, and numerous interviews with Marvel stars and various reports have confirmed a handful of heroes for the studio’s next crossover event. And if you were paying attention to Josh Brolin’s recent Instagram activity, the actor, who reprises his role as Thanos in the upcoming film, may have just confirmed another co-star.
Star Wars Episode VIII, much like The Force Awakens, has been shrouded in the utmost secrecy throughout its production so far. We’ve had some teeny glimpses behind the scenes and rumors have fluttered around, but so far we don’t know a whole lot about the film in terms of plot. Earlier this year, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran joined the cast in unspecified roles, and the studio has kept quiet about that so far. Now, a new rumor might give us some answers to one very important question: who, exactly, is Benicio del Toro playing? Be wary of SPOILERS for Episode VIII in the following paragraphs.
Sicario was last year’s incredible drug cartel drama by Denis Villeneuve, and, to no one’s surprise, it’s getting a sequel. Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin are both returning for the sequel, and now they have a female co-star in Catherine Keener, who has just signed on to the film.
It was only a month ago that it was reported that Benicio Del Toro was in talks to star in The Predator, Shane Black’s reboot of the famous monster action series. But now The Hollywood Reporter that Del Toro won’t appear in the film, and Black and producers are back on the hunt for another star. Now the guy close to the lead role is Narcos star Boyd Holbrook.
Benicio Del Toro has been taking the world of cinematic sc-fi by storm. After starring as the Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s signed on to a mysterious role in Star Wars: Episode 8, and now it looks like he might be in Shane Black’s Predator sequel.
A Sicario sequel seemed intriguing enough before we found out that Denis Villeneuve wouldn’t be very involved (because he’s filming another sequel — Blade Runner 2) and that Emily Blunt — the heart and soul of Sicario — wouldn’t be returning, either. But with Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin on board and a promising new director in tow, we’re still willing to give Soldado a chance. And as it turns out, the sequel isn’t so much a sequel as it is a standalone or a spinoff, and it might be part of a bigger anthology trilogy. You know, like American Horror Story: Drug Cartel.
As weird as it sounded that a movie like ‘Sicario,’ a taut slow-gurgling thriller that is a fine specimen of cinema on its own, was getting a sequel, it’s still actually happening nonetheless.
As usual, James Gunn’s Facebook Q&A sessions yield some pretty interesting information, and while he tends to be a bit more open than others about his plans in the MCU, he doesn’t reveal anything too major. Still, Gunn’s latest Q&A confirms the two actors who won’t be returning for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, plus the two characters from Fantastic Four that he really wants to see join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Benicio Del Toro has been enjoying something of a hot streak since his standout performance in the nerve-fraying Drug War thriller Sicario back in the fall. Though it’s not as if he’s just gotten his big break; the actor earned his first Academy...