The backstory for this new character from The Last Jedi played by award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro remains a mystery to us, but today Empire gives us a new look at DJ (click the image for larger view) as he chills out on a blue and grey circular couch. We also get a few comments from Del Toro on his Episode VIII character, which are provided beneath the image.

Empire’s January 2018 issue dedicated to The Last Jedi arrives on newsstands today.

For more on the “slicer” known simply as DJ, check out our previous articles on him and be sure to visit the Related Articles section located at the bottom of this post for more of Empire’s coverage of The Last Jedi.

“This character could come straight out of a Bob Dylan or Tom Waites 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.”