There seems to be a whole lot up in the air in the Star Wars universe at the moment. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy is apparently one foot in, one foot out depending on the day, standalone movies seem to have been put on hold in the wake of Solo‘s “failure” and there are more spinoff’s being thrown around than you can shake a Tusken Raider’s stick at. Just to add to all that, it seems we may now also get a second chance at seeing an intriguing new character from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Whilst doing the promotional rounds for Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Benicio del Toro, who portrayed DJ in the aforementioned film, showed an interest in reprising the r-r-r-role. When quizzed on the likelihood of an appearance in a Star Wars sequel, del Toro came back with:
“I have no answer for those, not because I’m withholding information, but there’s nothing on my plate right now,” said del Toro. “But would I like to? Yes, sir.”
Whether or not DJ would be welcome back is another matter. In terms of the canon, he helped Finn, Rose and BB-8 with their plan to knock out the First Order’s tracker, but then promptly sold our heroes down the river when General Hux got out his cheque book.
In a literal sense though, DJ was part of the much-maligned Canto Bight sequence, which ultimately seemed redundant in the movie. Although he was charming and selfish in a way not un-Lando-like, his sometime stutter seemed like stick-thin characterization and he should only come back in a role with some substance.
How would you feel about DJ’s return to the franchise, though? Was he a welcome edition to Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Let us know in the comments section below.