Even though there are eight more months until Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes to theaters, information has already started leaking to the Internet.
Warning: In case you didn’t take the above headline seriously, this does contain rumored spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Reading spoilers may make you want to turn to the Dark Side.
Here, let Han Solo take you away for a minute here. Image via Disney/Lucasfilm.
Although summer and autumn stand between us and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, they may seem colder than usual without information. But, just as there are people who spoil Game of Thrones, there are people who spoil Star Wars.
We’ve known since last year that Benicio Del Toro would appear in the movie. Now, Making Star Wars has posted some information on where he might appear and what role he may play. Let’s start with the location. To further the Game of Thrones connection, Dubrovnik, Croatia played host to The Last Jedi, and word is that the setting is a casino on a planet named Canto Bight.
Let’s stop there for a second. Gaming and gambling have always played parts in the fabric of Star Wars, from the Dejarik table on the Millennium Falcon to the Boonta Eve Classic podraces on Tatooine. We wonder if introducing Canto Bight now might prove to be a setup for the Han Solo film, since he won the Falcon in a game of sabacc with Lando Calrissian prior to the events of A New Hope. Who says that spinoff movies have to use only new planets? Besides, the setting would be appropriately dramatic for one of the biggest events of Han’s life outside of meeting Chewbacca and then Luke and Leia.
Now, let’s get to Del Toro. Apparently, his ship is quality. Making Star Wars compares it to a “nice hotel,” but the character himself doesn’t dress in such a classy manner. Well, unless you think wearing all black is classy.
However, since Han Solo is no longer in the picture (no, we aren’t over it yet), there is a spot open for an older, more rogue-like character again, and that might be Del Toro’s archetype. The fact that he’s wearing all black might be a touch concerning. At the same time, though, you can wear black and still be a good character. Just ask Luke in Return of the Jedi.
The Last Jedi is in theaters Dec. 15.