Well this sounds fantastic!
Rian Johnson (Looper) is already signed on to both write and direct Episode VIII and we know that John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac are all set to reprise their roles in the sequel!
But now there are new rumors floating around that the studio has its eye on a particular actor for the villain of the flick!
Benicio Del Toro, who played everyone’s favorite hoarder The Collector in Marvel‘s breakout hit Guardians of the Galaxy, is reportedly being sought to play the big baddie in the next installment in the new Star Wars Trilogy!
The Traffic star previously stated that he may not return for the GotG sequel, so he could be free for a different space adventure!
The Star Wars sequel isn’t set to start shooting until early next year and won’t hit theaters until May 26, 2017, but with the studio trying to fast track, we’re sure we’ll hear some news sooner rather than later!
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