'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' New Characters And The Actors Rumored To Play Them


Many fans are already excited for the newest installment of Star Wars, the official title of which was recently revealed to be Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This revelation just heightened the excitement of many fans, especially considering the very secretive nature of the movie's production. So far, all we know are just bits and pieces about the upcoming film, including new characters we can love -- or hate.

Very little is known about the film's plot, though the title gives a very intriguing clue about a possible focus on Rey's training with Luke Skywalker. Rumors about the film focusing on the new trio's background have also started to surface, as well a possible exploration of Kylo Ren's character. With little known about the film's plot, let's get to know some of the actors who may bring more colors to new characters in the upcoming film.

Laura Dern

Though Golden Globe winner Laura Dern is known for her part in HBO's Enlightened where she played a self-destructive woman, for many people she is more known as paleobotany grad student Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III.

Rumor has it, Laura Dern will play an aristocratic resistance leader. What her character's relationship and dynamic with General Organa will be is unknown, but it will be interesting to see the two women leading the resistance.

Benicio Del Toro

Benicio Del Toro is known for his gruff voice and for usually playing serious and brooding characters. The Oscar winner is mostly known for his role in 2001's Traffic, for which he won an Oscar and multiple nominations. The actor's gravitas came in handy when he played notorious drug trafficker Pablo Escobar in "Escobar: Paradise Lost" and Alejandro Gillick in 2015's Sicario opposite Emily Blunt.

Del Toro is rumored to be playing a role on the more villainous side of the force, though there is no clear statement on the matter. If rumors prove to be true, his 67 nominations and 44 wins from both major and minor awarding bodies promises an effective villain that many will love to hate.

Kelly Marie Tran

Young actor Kelly Marie Tran is mostly known for her parts in College Humor Originals from 2006 and the series version of the movie About a Boy in 2014. It is believed that the actor will play a more comedic role in close contact with John Boyega's Finn and Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron.

Rumors state that her character will be a little like a paid intelligence trader in the battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Where her loyalties will lie in the battle is unknown, but it looks like Tran is set to give audiences an interesting and colorful character.

Warwick Davis

English actor Warwick Davis isn't technically new to the Star Wars universe. He has since played various characters from previous Star Wars movies including Weazel and Wald in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of The Jedi, Wollivan in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Weeteef Cyubee in 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Very little is known about the character he might play in The Last Jedi, but with an impressive Star Wars history, it's not surprising if Davis gives audiences yet another character to love.

BONUS: Word is getting around that Tom Hardy will make a cameo in The Last Jedi, though in the form of a storm trooper, similar to Daniel Craig's The Force Awakens cameo.

The film originally set to be released in April has now been pushed back to Dec. 15, 2017. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac will reprise their roles as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron respectively, with Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.

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