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Is Benicio Del Toro’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Character Related To Original Trilogy Villain?

 

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As was the case with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Mouse House and Lucasfilm are keeping things very tightly under wraps for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. However, YouTuber Mike Zeroh (who has a solid track record when it comes to Star Wars scoops) recently posted a new video to his channel where he claims to know the identity of Benicio del Toro’s mysterious new character.

Warning: The following contains possible spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

According to Zeroh, del Toro’s character is named Vicrum Fett, as in the same bloodline as infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett. Yeah, I know sh*t just got real.

Zeroh says he found this information on Wikiwand.com, where del Toro’s page listed his character name as Vicrum Fett. It was quickly changed to “TBA.” Other than that, there are no new details regarding the character (though a Google search will still bring you to that page), so it’s unknown how accurate this information is. But, if we are to take this at face value, it does provide this new character with a significant connection to the original trilogy, a strategy Lucasfilm employed well in The Force Awakens.

Check out Zeroh’s video below.

Is del Toro playing Boba Fett’s son? Is it a distant relative? Could he want revenge on Luke Skywalker and company for sending his Papi to the Sarlacc pit? So many questions, literally zero answers.

The very reliable Making Star Wars fan site previously revealed that del Toro’s character was a “man in black,” though is not necessarily a bad guy despite his wardrobe choice and dangerous demeanor. They compared him to Lando Calrissian, but warned that he’s not quite as straight-laced as the space pirate turned rebellion leader. Unfortunately, we still have a ways to go until we get any concrete answers.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Viewing Details

Release date: December 15, 2017
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Benecio del Toro, Carrie Fisher, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern

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Brandon KatzCOED Writer
A New York native & proud couch potato who loves all things pop culture. I can usually be found writing, making videos and ranking all the warriors in "Game of Thrones" based on their fighting prowess.
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