So far all we really know about him are the two little letters that make up his “name”:
He’s the mysterious suave-looking character played by actor Benicio Del Toro in The Last Jedi. Our first look at DJ came a few months ago via Vanity Fair’s collection of Episode VIII set images courtesy of famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
DJ is referred to as a “shady character of unclear allegiances” in the Vanity Fair piece. Director Rian Johnson said there is a specific reason why he is called that name which will be revealed in the film.
Who exactly is this guy? How does he fit into the overall story of Episode VIII? Entertainment Weekly provides us with some clues in this article as their exclusive coverage of December’s The Last Jedi rolls on.
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It’s hard to know where Benicio Del Toro’s new character stands in The Last Jedi — even when he tells us.
Before the movie began shooting, the actor hinted in a radio interview that he was playing “a villain” in the film, but in subsequent conversations, like this sit-down with Entertainment Tonight, he said, “I don’t know if he’s a villain. People are saying that, but it’s like they read a different script than I read.”
Seems like the Oscar-winner is an unreliable narrator here, but maybe he’s just staying true to his character.
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.
As part of EW’s cover story about The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm has revealed a little more.