The Last Jedi Benicio Del Toro character

Benicio del Toro is staying in the Disney family, moving from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a galaxy far, far away. The Oscar-winning actor, who does a fine job of balancing dramatic fare like Sicario with appearances in blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy, was cast in Star Wars: The Last Jedi a long time ago…but we still don’t know who he’s playing. Mysteriously codenamed “DJ” by the filmmakers, his character – a dangerous “man in black” type – has been the source of much speculation, most of which has been shot down by writer/director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm.

But now, more details are starting to trickle out about this shadowy figure.

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The Last Jedi fan theory

Han Solo may have shot first, but Rian Johnson isn’t afraid to pull the trigger when the occasion calls for it, either. Yesterday morning, the writer/director of one of this year’s most anticipated blockbusters shot down a popular Star Wars: The Last Jedi fan theory about the true identity of Benicio Del Toro‘s mysterious character. Star Wars Rebels fans may come away from this feeling slightly disappointed.
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Ben Stiller showtime series

Ben Stiller is set to direct a new Showtime miniseries, Escape at Dannemora, this fall. The prison escape drama will star Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), Paul Dano (Swiss Army Man), and Academy Award-winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood). The miniseries is based on a true story involving a 20-day manhunt.

Below, learn more about the new Ben Stiller Showtime series.

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In just five days, I have visited Disney World’s new Pandora: The World of Avatar, experienced Universal Orlando’s third theme park Volcano Bay, and the grand opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure. I’ll have more on Volcano Bay and AvatarLand next week, but today, I wanted to give you my quick reaction to Mission Breakout. How does Marvel’s first step into North American Disney Parks compare to the former and beloved attraction it replaced, The Twilight Zones Tower of Terror?

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Star Wars The Last Jedi - Vanity Fair

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars this week, Vanity Fair has published a huge cover story on this year’s forthcoming sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We saw the four covers that will be on shelves this week, but now the full photo spread shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz is online.

Along with the photos, there’s an extensive cover story that reveals a bunch of new Star Wars The Last Jedi details. So let’s run through everything we learned, including new information on characters played by Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro, the location known as Canto Bight, and a surprising interaction between Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and General Leia (Carrie Fisher). Keep in mind that if you want to go into The Last Jedi completely blind, you probably shouldn’t read beyond this point. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Ride

There are only a few more days until Disneyland opens the doors to its first Marvel attraction. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is in the same location as the theme park’s beloved Tower of Terror ride, and it’s been completely revamped from the inside out to look like a fortress that belongs to The Collector, the eccentric character played by Benicio Del Toro in the Marvel Studios films. You can learn all about the attraction right here, but a new video interview with Del Toro has surfaced that gives us our first look inside the attraction…and this thing is practically overflowing with cool props and easter eggs.

Take a peek at the Guardians of the Galaxy ride video below.
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guardians of the galaxy mission breakout

Disneyland is getting ready to open their first Marvel attraction next month. As you know, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is a retrofit of Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror in Disney California Adventure park. Yesterday, Walt Disney Imagineering gave a hardhat tour of the ride to a bunch of journalists. We weren’t invited, because why would a movie website that writes daily about the MCU and theme park rides be invited to such an event? We have compiled together the more interesting information revealed during the tour. Hit the jump to learn more about the Guardians of the Galaxy ride.

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American Lightsaber Academy - Star Wars

I love film theories, even some of the more crazy ones. And when it comes to a franchise I love like Star Wars or Westworld, I tend to entertain more of these theories than I should. So let me warn you now, if you don’t like this kind of speculation, if you have a “your Snoke theory sucks” sticker on your laptop, turn away now.

A new fan theory has popped up claiming that Rey’s father is not a Skywalker, Solo or Kenobi as everyone assumes.

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Benicia Del Toro as The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy

Avengers: Infinity War began filming in Atlanta two weeks ago, but Marvel has still yet to send out a press release announcing the film’s cast. But we’ve gotten a bunch of cast confirmations via social media postings and spotting outside of the production. The latest is a confirmation that Benicio Del Toro will be reprising his role as The Collector for the upcoming epic crossover event film. Learn some more details about The Collector Infinity War casting, after the jump.

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sicario sequel

Filming wraps on the Sicario sequel, titled Soldado, in a couple of days in Mexico City. Just the other day, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water) gave an update on the project, saying, “If Sicario is a film about the militarization of police and that blending over, this is removing the policing aspect from it.” Soldado deals heavily with immigration, so Sheridan and producer Basil Iwanyk (John Wick: Chapter Two) believe the sequel is relevant in more than a few ways. Iwanyk is also confident the sequel is bigger, has more “bells and whistles,” and digs deeper into the characters. Below, learn more about the Sicario sequel. Read More »