Like you, we’re pretty anxious to see our favorites from The Force Awakens back on the big screen this December, but we’re just as excited about all the new faces coming to a galaxy far, far away. That includes Star Wars newcomers like Laura Dern (praise hands emoji), Kelly Marie Tran and, perhaps most intriguingly, Benicio Del Toro — whose role in The Last Jedi has mostly been mysterious until now.
When it comes to the movies, these are lucky times we’re living in. A new Star Wars movie opens this December with the return of new favorite – Rey, Finn, and Poe – and old favorites – Luke and Leia. But even for those who aren’t deeply professed fans of the galaxy far far away, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi has a little something for you too; Laura Dern with purple hair, and Benicio Del Toro, looking as cool as ever.
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.