No one is born a villain, but Benicio Del Toro was certainly born with a particular set of skills that allow him to portray a perfect villain or main antagonist in a movie.
The Puerto Rican actor/film producer is reportedly going to play a baddie role in a galaxy far, far away aka the 8th instalment of the “Star Wars” film series. According to TheWrap, an offer has already gone out to the Academy Award-winning actor.
You may have recognise him from last year’s summer blockbuster, Marvel‘s “Guardians of the Galaxy“, but for those who are not in the know, the actor is best known for his role as Javier Rodríguez in 2000’s “Traffic”. The movie earned him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA Award. He is also known for his roles in 1995’s “The Usual Suspects”, 1998’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, 2000’s “Franky Four Fingers in Snatch”, and 2005’s “Sin City”. His performance in 2008’s “Che” garnered him the “Best Actor Award” both at the Cannes Film Festival in France and at the Goya Awards in Spain.
His most recent film credits include Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” and “Inherent Vice”.
With his impressive performance as The Collector in “Guardians of the Galaxy”, Del Toro can certainly join the dark side in the “Star Wars” film franchise. Details regarding his baddie role in “Star Wars: Episode VIII” are still unknown as TheWrap reported that “discussions are still in the very early stages”.
Slated for release on 26th May 2017, the 8th “Star Wars” film will be written and directed by Rian Johnson. It will be produced by Ram Bergman and Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy. The story is expected to follow both J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the first “anthology” film titled “Rogue One”.