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EW on The Last Jedi: Benicio Del Toro’s DJ

Breznican continues Entertainment Weekly‘s Star Wars coverage

Nobody knows very much about Benicio Del Toro’s new character in The Last Jedi. But that’s where Entertainment Weekly, Anthony Breznican, and John Boyega come in…

“All we know for sure is that Del Toro plays a man who goes by the name ‘DJ.’ And his shabby appearance suggests someone familiar with the underbelly of the galaxy,” said Breznican. “As part of EW’s cover story about The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm has revealed a little more.”

Benicio Del Toro is DJ

No, we still don’t know his name. However, thanks to EW we do know a little more about BDT’s “slicer.”

In Star Wars parlance, a hacker is known as a “slicer,” and this is a side of the lore that the movies haven’t typically explored… The saga also usually has clear lines between good and evil, but the uncertainty over where DJ stands has a simple explanation: he’s neither. To him, the heroes and the villains aren’t enemies — they’re opponents.

Last March reported:

Justin Theroux will be playing ‘an expert slicer’ and we’re hearing he has a pivotal moment.

It is interesting to see that DJ is also a slicer as we were under the impression that Theroux’s character would connect to DJ as both are on Canto Bight.

There’s much to go over in EW‘s latest piece, so read Breznican’s full story here.

Benicio Del Toro

MSW Editor-in-Chief Jason Ward contributed to this report.


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