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Del Toro in talks for villain role

Is Benicio Del Toro going to the dark side?

The Oscar winner has reportedly been offered a role as the villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

According to Variety, a deal is still far away from coming together and who exactly Del Toro will be playing is unknown but insiders say Disney and Lucasfilm were going after A-list talents for the role. The studio also met Joaquin Phoenix for the part.

Del Toro was previously considered for the bad guy in another major franchise - Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness - which eventually went to Benedict Cumberbatch.

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