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Episode VIII Casting

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by It's a Trap, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Angelman

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    I am pretty sure he will not be playing "a Chinese Jedi"... ;)
     
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    I don't know how accurate this is but apparently Benicio Del Toro has been offered to play the villain in Ep VIII. Via The Wrap.

    Check out @TheInSneider's Tweet:
     
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    Love this if its true. Del Toro has the chops to pull off a great villain in a stylized universe like Star Wars.
     
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    I heard somewhere that he was also offered a role in EP 1 as Darth Maul but it could just be message forum stuff/BS. Great find! It will be interesting to see if it pans out.
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    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - Trivia - IMDb
    IMDb › title › trivia
    Mobile-friendly - Benicio Del Toro was originally set to play Darth Maul. Del Toro left the film after George Lucas took most of Maul's lines ...

    From IMDb. So take with a grain of salt.
     
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    He was once considered for Khan for Star Trek Into Darkness if I recall.
     
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    Wasn't it also a rumor that Gary Oldham was up for a part in TFA and originally was up for a role in Ep I but didn't get the part? I think if true, this is coming out too early with TFA not even released yet.
     
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    So does this mean that Snoke/Phasma doesn't make it past TFA? We have rumors of Hux's death, but none of the other villians seem to die. That could leave room for Del Toro to be another First Order Officer or maybe a high level underworld gangster? I would think that the attention would start to focus on snoke more in VIII if he is who we think he is , basically the emperor of this trilogy, and I don't think Kylo Ren dies, so that leaves Phasma, who is well on her way to becoming an iconic figure herself. So where does that leave Del Toro?
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    There was also the Gary Oldman General Grevious rumor too.
     
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    http://variety.com/2015/film/news/benicio-del-toro-star-wars-episode-viii-villain-1201544367/

    http://deadline.com/2015/07/star-wars-viii-wants-benicio-del-toro-as-a-villain-1201482580/

    Did Joaquin Phoenix turn down the role or was he passed over?
     
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    I could see the role for Del Toro or Phoenix to be a "one and done" sort of situation. Some delays for rematches from VII for IX.
     
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    Lando Calrissian was kind of a "Villian" inESB... Maybe he is that type of chracter
     
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    well if aftermath news is to be believed it seems there are many factions of the old empire out there.
    maybe TFA only sees one. Doesnt mean everyone else dies, just means that maybe the next chapter takes place somewhere else dealing with a whole new Group whole new leader.
    what if we follow our main heroes navigating their way through individual stories through individual battles with different groups, while serving the main plot line.....
     
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    Yes it does get mangled. There was a rumor a month or so ago about a female sith in Ep VIII, which I'd like, but I wonder if this isn't a product of that rumor?
     
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    http://www.thewrap.com/star-wars-ep...iguez-tatiana-maslany-olivia-cooke-exclusive/

    If this is true I REALLY hope Tatiana gets the role. Orphan Black is my favorite show on TV right now and she deserves to be a huge star. Also, none of these women resemble Harrison Ford in the slightest so that could be a tiny hole in that rumor(not that resemblance has anything to do with casting most of the time).

    It's also interesting that they are rumors to have a chemistry read with Boyega. Could she be hanging out with Finn and The Resistance while Rey is off dong her thing on Skellig Michael?
     
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    Cast all three, it's rather simple:

    -One plays the "new lead."
    -Say for example, Gen. Hux or Captain Phasma get offed in TFA (ala Tarkin in ANH), then one can play the new FO commander (ala Adm. Piett in ESB and ROTJ).
    -And the third can play, IDK, a Rebel soldier[​IMG], or maybe a bounty hunter.
     
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    http://www.latino-review.com/news/star-wars-skywalker-kids-and-a-new-episode-viii-actress
     
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