Oscar winner Benecio Del Toro maybe set to play a villain in space once again. After a turn as baddie Taneleer Tivan a.k.a. The Collector in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy it seems Del Toro may play the central villain for Star Wars: Episode VIII. There is at this point no word on who his character will be specifically, but it is quite obvious that it will be someone from the dark side of the force.
It is well documented the pre production work that is happening even before Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens gets released. As not only did the sequel get the ok before shooting ended last year, but it managed to snag Rian Johnson as its new director and Oscar Issac to reprise his role which we will first see in “The Force Awakens“. Benecio Del Toro can next be seen in September’s Sicario alongside Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin. The 8th installment of the “Star Wars” Franchise is currently set to be released on May 26, 2017.