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Del Toro's Last Jedi character's backstory to be revealed via Marvel Comics

10.17.2017

One of my favorite aspects about having new Star Wars movies to enjoy is that each chapter of the saga introduces us to new, cool characters. In fact, one of the characters set to make his debut in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is Benicio Del Toro's DJ, a character that, so far, is a mystery to many fans of the sprawling, space-centric adventure.

In what we know so far, DJ will play an important part in the mission that brings Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) to Canto Bight, a gambling locale. While the film will give us DJ's in-the-flesh antics , Marvel Comics will be detailing the character even more when they unleash a brand-new comic that's set to arrive in January of next year.

Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker with art by Kev Walker, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – DJ #1 will introduce readers to a day in DJ’s life, offering insight into the character’s actions after his theatrical arrival.

You can check out the official listing for the upcoming title below:

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – DJ #1

BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (W) • KEV WALKER (A)
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by TBA
Variant Cover by TBA
Movie Variant Cover also available
When STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI takes theaters in FORCE (get it?) this December, Star Wars fans will get a peek into some new dark corners of the Galaxy Far Away… and out of one of those corners scuttles DJ, the mysterious character played by Benecio Del Toro! Who is this mystery man, and what put him in the path of our Resistance heroes? Join Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Star Wars Join the Resistance, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait) and Kev Walker (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Darkhawk) as they reveal a day in DJ’s life just before his appearance in the film! 32 PGS./Rated T… $3.99

Marvel certainly does know how to roll out the red carpet for their Star Wars line, don't they? You'll be able to catch Del Toro in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI when the film opens on December 15th.

Source: CBR

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