Newswire: Benicio Del Toro might play a Star Wars villain

In a fun callback to 2011, when we were all certain that Benicio Del Toro would play the villain in the then-untitled Star Trek sequel, The Wrap is reporting that Disney and Lucasfilm want Del Toro to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII—as in, the one after The Force Awakens. The Wrap says that “discussions are still in the very early stages,” but supposedly “multiple individuals familiar with the casting process” have confirmed that it’s true. We don’t know much about the character that Del Toro would play, but The Wrap does specifically say “the villain” and not “a villain,” so he’d have to be someone even more evil than Adam Driver. (Or at least Adam Driver’s character in The Force Awakens.)

Now, sites make up and/or get fed false rumors all the time, so this isn’t necessarily more believable just …

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