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Fantastic Fest 2015 First Wave Includes Bone Tomahawk, The Invitation

30 July 2015 11:19 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, and more star in the horror Western Bone Tomahawk, the closing film of Fantastic Fest 2015. Karyn Kusama's The Invitation is also included in the first wave of programming for the Austin-based festival that kicks off September 24th.

Press Release: "Austin, TX - Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Fantastic Fest announces the first wave programming lineup for its 11th annual celebration of exciting genre-bending films, including the World Premiere of Bone Tomahawk with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox in attendance, a retrospective of Turkish Genre Cinema, and a special Mondo Gallery event and programming series curated by filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn to celebrate the release of his new book Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, which profiles Refn's collection of vintage exploitation-era American movie posters. "We're very excited about this year's mix of premieres, unique events and a retrospective theme unlike any other featuring audacious and »

- Derek Anderson

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The Week in Star Wars – Leaked image from The Force Awakens, Benicio Del Toro for Episode VIII, Michael Jackson playing Jar Jar Binks and more

26 July 2015 1:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve got some new concept art and leaked images from The Force Awakens, a possible new villain for Episode VIII and The King of Pop as the most annoying character in the saga in this week’s edition of The Week in Star Wars

Kicking things off with news from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and some new concept art found its way online which showed off a new character that we’ve not seen yet. The character goes by the name of Bullhead and is an X-Wing pilot, most likely from Jakku. The source of the images claimed that Bullhead would be not be a CGI character and would instead be a man in make-up, and those rumours were confirmed when this image of him on set leaked online…

…They may have shown a behind-the-scenes video at San Diego Comic-Con, but perhaps Disney and Lucasfilm can show »

- Luke Owen

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Report: Benicio Del Toro in Running for Major Star Wars: Episode VIII Part

21 July 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is still months away from bringing joy to our eyeballs and already casting news is starting to trickle out for Star Wars: Episode VIII. The first rumored new role reportedly being sought is potentially a big one and some big names have already been attached to it.

How does "Benicio Del Toro Star Wars actor sound?" According to The Wrap and further backed up by numerous other trade sources, Lucasfilm and Episode 8 writer/director Rian Johnson have extended an offer to Del Toro to play a key villain in the film.

Variety further chimed in to confirm The Wrap's report and add that Joaquin Phoenix was previously in the running for the villainous role and ultimately turned it down, marking the second big Disney role he's rejected following an offer to portray Dr. Strange for Marvel.

Regardless of who ends up playing this new villain character, »

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Needs Villain, Wants Benicio Del Toro

21 July 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Benicio Del Toro is in very early discussions to play a villainous role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, according to The Wrap. No other details were reported, and no official confirmation has been made. Rian Johnson was first reported as writer/director back in June 2014, and since then we have heard very little. That's not surprising since it's the followup to J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which itself has been wrapped in secrecy. Even though Johnson will be working within a well-defined cinematic universe, we're trusting that his distinctive sensibilities -- as evidenced in time-travel action picture Looper, for example -- will shine through, and that includes the role of the villain.   Del Toro would certainly be a great choice. His career...

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Five Star Wars Villains Benicio Del Toro Could Play In Episode 8

21 July 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

At this point we haven.t even arrived at the release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, but with Disney and Lucasfilm laying out an expanding slate of new films, it.s never too early to look to the future. Looper director Rian Johnson is set to take the helm on Star Wars: Episode VIII, which doesn.t hit theaters until May 2017, but just the other day they cast the film.s main villain, Benicio Del Toro. The Oscar-winning actor is in talks to play the primary antagonist, and while we don.t know who he is, got some ideas. This is, obviously, sheer conjecture. We don.t even know what happens in The Force Awakens, so trying to predict what is going to happen in the movie beyond that is a bit of a stretch, but looking to the Expanded Universe, there are some »

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Benicio Del Toro To 'Star Wars'?

21 July 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Will Marvel's The Collector soon be wreaking havoc in a galaxy far, far away?

According to The Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap, Benicio Del Toro is being eyed for a role in "Star Wars: Episode VIII."

The actor is reportedly in talks to star in the Rian Johnson-directed follow-up to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Read: Lupita Nyong'o & Adam Driver 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Characters Revealed

THR reported that the actor is likely to play the film's villain. Are there more Sith Lords lurking somewhere out in the Empire or will a new menace ...

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Wants Benicio Del Toro for a Villain

21 July 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

With filming on Star Wars: Episode VIII to begin in early 2016 for a May 26, 2017 release it means we are going to be coming up against the possibility of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens spoilers as casting begins to take place. It's to be assumed characters from The Force Awakens will continue over into the next episode, presumably those of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac specifically, while the fate and/or need of others remains in the air, but now the first talks of new cast members has surfaced with Benicio Del Toro being among the first. The Wrap reports director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm are looking at Del Toro as a possible villain in the upcoming film with an offer out to the actor, but no word yet on whether he'll accept. Over at Variety they are reporting the studio also considered Del Toro's Inherent Vice »

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Benicio Del Toro Wanted For "Star Wars"

21 July 2015 6:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Benicio del Toro has reportedly been offered the role of the villain in Rian Johnson's upcoming "Star Wars Episode VIII" at Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm according to The Wrap.

Whether Del Toro, who appeared in Disney and Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy" as The Collector, will take the role and the precise nature of it in the grander new trilogy story is unclear at this time.

What is interesting is that Lucasfilm and Johnson were also interested in Del Toro's "Inherent Vice" co-star Joaquin Phoenix for this specific role as well. Del Toro will not show up in this year's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," though numerous actors from that film will also appear in this. »

- Garth Franklin

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Benicio Del Toro Offered Villain Role In Rian Johnson's 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'; Joaquin Phoenix Was Also Eyed

21 July 2015 6:01 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Having already put his foot in one galaxy for Disney, taking the role of The Collector in Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy," Benicio Del Toro might be stretching his franchise wings to another big outer space adventure. Variety reports that the actor has been offered the villain role in Rian Johnson's untitled "Star Wars: Episode VIII." But he's not the only one in the running. The trade reports that the studio had also met with Joaquin Phoenix (but don't forget that Marvel couldn't lure him for "Doctor Strange"). Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac are all expected to return and reprise their roles from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and I'd imagine a few more faces as well. No word yet on when production begins, but it seems Lucasfilm and co. are eager to get their ducks in a row early. "Star Wars: Episode VIII" arrives on »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Benicio Del Toro Eyed For Villainous Role In Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII

21 July 2015 | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to The Wrap, Benicio del Toro has been offered the chance to play the villain in 2017's Star Wars: Episode VIII. There's no word on who he might be playing at this early stage, but him joining this world would bring even more diversity to a series of films which were previously very white to say the least! That aside though and del Toro was great as a villain in the likes of Savages and Sin City and would no doubt make for a very interesting foe for the heroes in the Rian Johnson helmed follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What this means for Kylo Ren and some of the other baddies we've heard about who will factor into J.J. Abrams' upcoming movie isn't clear, but it sounds like it might be a pretty sizeable role. Whether or not he'll return as The Collector in »

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Benicio Del Toro May Play Villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII

21 July 2015 4:56 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

According to The Wrap, Benicio Del Toro has been offered the lead villain role in "Star Wars: Episode VIII," which will be directed by Rian Johnson (Looper) and expected to go into production early next year. Del Toro is an Oscar-winning actor and is already part of the Disney family, having played The Collector in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy." However, he hinted that he may not reprise the role. "Star Wars: Episode VIII" is set to hit theaters on May 26th, 2017. »

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Benicio Del Toro Might Be the Villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

21 July 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In the "Star Wars" universe, there are good guys and there are bad guys -- and Benicio del Toro might be one of the latter.

Variety reports that the Oscar winner is in talks to join "Star Wars: Episode VIII" as the movie's main villain. He would join "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac, who are all expected to reprise their roles in the final film of the new trilogy.

Adding a new big bad indicates that one or more of the villains from "Episode VII" don't make it - Adam Driver's Kylo Ren, Gwendolyn Christie's Captain Phasma, or Domhnall Gleeson's General Hux.

Director Rian Johnson seems to be going after a big name, as Variety also notes that he met with Joaquin Phoenix for the part. Del Toro is better known for his work in dark, gritty, independent dramas, but »

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Movie News - Benicio del Toro to play villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII

21 July 2015 3:50 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Movie News - Benicio del Toro is in talks to play the main villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'. The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor is being lined up to play a baddie in the sci-fi sequel, insiders have told TheWrap. Although discussions are still in the early stages, both Disney and Lucasfilm are said to be keen to sign the 48-year-old star up for the film, which is to be directed by Rian Johnson. del Toro is believed to be a good fit for the role because of his ability to ''conjure menace on a whim'' and would continue 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' director J. J. Abrams' diverse vision for the franchise that is being led by John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac. 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' is scheduled to being shooting early next year while it is slated for »

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Rian Johnson Is Trying To Land This Big Name For His Star Wars Movie

21 July 2015 1:28 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Not to be outdone by Jj Abrams, director Rian Johnson is said to be trying to land an actor that Abrams failed to lock down for his Star Trek movie. It's being reported that Benecio Del Toro has been offered the role of the main villain for Johnson's Star Wars movie, Episode VIII which will follow this years Star Wars; The Force Awakens. Del Toro famously turned down Jj Abrams for the part of Khan for Star Trek Into Darkness, a part that ultimately went to Benedict Cumberbatch. We don't yet know if the actor would be interested in appearing in the Star Wars franchise, but we Do know that Disney have his number, as he had a scene-stealing minor role in Guardians of the Galaxy last year. Fun fact of the day; If Del Toro takes Johnson up on his offer he will be the first Oscar winner to »

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Benicio Del Toro offered Star Wars: Episode VIII villain role

21 July 2015 1:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to The Wrap, Lucasfilm has made an offer to Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy, Inherent Vice) to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII, the 2017 follow-up to J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens.

As you’d expect with Star Wars, character details are being kept firmly under lock and key, but Del Toro’s character would join the likes of Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux) and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke) as the latest villains to tussle withour heroes in a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is to be directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and is set for release on May 26th 2017.


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Benicio del Toro 'offered main villain role' in Star Wars: Episode VIII

21 July 2015 12:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor in pole position for Rian Johnson’s film after starring as the Collector in hit space opera Guardians of the Galaxy for Disney offshoot Marvel

Oscar-winner Benicio del Toro has been offered the role of villain-in-chief for Star Wars: Episode VIII, the untitled second film in Disney’s new trilogy of films based on the iconic space saga, reports the Wrap.

Little is known about the storyline for the new instalment, so the nature of Del Toro’s role also remains nebulous. Episode VIII is being written and directed by Looper’s Rian Johnson. According to the Wrap, it will also include the return of John Boyega as heroic Stormtrooper Finn, Daisy Ridley as Rey and Oscar Isaac as X-wing pilot Poe Dameron. It is due to arrive in multiplexes in May 2017, around 18 months after the release of Jj Abrams’ series opener Star Wars: The Force Awakens on 18 December. »

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Benicio Del Toro Might Be a Star Wars: Episode VIII Villain

20 July 2015 11:41 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Benicio Del Toro, fairly fresh off his sci-fi turn as the Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy, has the option to go back to outer space, according to multiple reports. He's been offered the top villain role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, Variety notes, and if Del Toro closes the deal, he'll join Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac for the Rian Johnson–helmed sequel. Other details (particularly those involving the identity of the nefarious role in question) are unclear, but Joaquin Phoenix is also said to be a contender. Deadline speculates that the early news of this role could mean one of the baddies from Star Wars: The Force Awakens — Domhnall Gleeson’s General Hux, Gwendolyn Christie’s Captain Phasma, Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren — gets extinguished. (This seems likely, because this is a movie. Also, feel free to play Mfk with that trio if you're so »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Star Wars: Episode VIII - Benicio del Toro offered villain role

20 July 2015 11:01 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII could be about to add Benicio del Toro to its cast...

We're not too far away now from director Gareth Edwards getting started on 2016's Star Wars movie, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. But not far behind him is Rian Johnson (Looper), who's going to be picking up the baton from Jj Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Episode VIII is due in cinemas in May 2017, and will pick up many of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' cast. As such, the likes of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac are expected to headline the line up.

And now we learn that Episode VIII may have found its villain. The Wrap is reporting that Benicio del Toro is Disney and Lucasfilm's choice for the role, and that discussions are in their infancy about him taking the part on. That's some way »

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Is Benicio Del Toro the new ‘Star Wars’ villain?

20 July 2015 10:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Brooding former Wolfman and expert mumbler Benicio Del Toro dipped his toe into intergalactic waters via Guardians Of The Galaxy. But if director Rian Johnson has his way, he’ll be consolidating his cosmic status with a part in Star Wars Episode VIII.

Disney have enough on their plate keeping Episode VII under wraps in the run up to its release in December, but as the next chapter begins casting the star’s name has reportedly been thrown in the ring.

While it would be easy to assume he’s going to be wanted for the Dark Side of the Force… well, actually it’s not likely he’s playing an Ewok is it, so odds are he’ll be Sithing it up alongside cast members Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

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Could Benicio Del Toro play a villain in Star Wars: Episode 8?

20 July 2015 9:12 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

While most of us are getting excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's hard to forget that plans are already underway for its follow-up.

In terms of casting, Episode VIII of the sequel trilogy may have found its villain already in Benicio Del Toro.

According to The Wrap, the actor has been offered a role but discussions are still in the very early stages.

Director Rian Johnson is expected to start shooting the movie next year at the Pinewood Studios in the UK once again, ahead of its release on May 26, 2017.

For now the focus remains on Jj Abrams's upcoming instalment in the franchise, which was recently teased at Comic-Con 2015.

Andy Serkis looks set to play the villain as Supreme Leader Snoke in The Force Awakens, although the actor recently told Digital Spy he won't reveal anything about his character.

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