Not sure if I'll play villain in 'Star Wars: Benicio Del Toro

Actor Benicio Del Toro says he cannot confirm if he will play the antagonist in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VIII".

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 17, 2015, 13:37 PM IST
Not sure if I'll play villain in 'Star Wars: Benicio Del Toro

Los Angeles: Actor Benicio Del Toro says he cannot confirm if he will play the antagonist in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VIII".

The "Sicario" actor confirmed that he would definitely star in the upcoming movie, but his role might not be what people originally thought, reported Female First.

"I don't know if he's a villain. People are saying that, but it's like they read a different script than I read," he said.

What Del Toro said contradicts his previous statement that he would play a character which was "like the villain."

It seems like the 48-year-old actor wanted to make people even more curious. "It's nice to keep people in the dark, a little bit of mystery is good. If they want to believe it's the villain, then good," he said.

"Star Wars Episode VIII" will start principal photography in Ireland this month. The first scene is expected to be filmed on Skellig Michael, an island located in County Kerry.

The sci-fi movie is slated to arrive in U.S. Theaters on May 26, 2017. Rian Johnson will direct with a script he co-writes with Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg.