“This character could come straight out of a Bob Dylan or Tom Waits song, or even a Dostoyevsky novel,” says Del Toro in the new issue of Empire. “He’s like something out of Dickens; there have been characters like him in all kinds of literature.”
“He’s like a knife: if you grab him by the blade, he’ll cut you. If you grab him by the handle, he can be very, very useful.”
We know based on the trailers that DJ is going to help Finn and Rose infiltrate a Star Destroyer. So it looks like there will be something in it for him based on Del Toro’s description of the character. He is a slicer (hacker in the Star Wars universe), so it’ll be interesting to see what exactly he is hacking into. I am very excited to see more of DJ on screen when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters in 14 days!