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Star Wars: The Last Jedi concluded its principal photography late last year, but casting information for the next main installment in a galaxy far, far away is still making its way to our eyes from time to time. The latest reported addition to the movie is The Leftovers star Justin Theroux, and along with his name being dropped came some information about his character, including how this individual will apparently be wearing a tuxedo-like outfit similar to what Indiana Jones wore at the beginning of 1984's The Temple of Doom.
Justin Theroux's character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is described as an "expert slicer" who will have a "pivotal moment. For all the casual Star Wars watchers out there, a slicer basically this universe's version of a hacker; someone who breaks through the encryption on computer systems and programs. As for this outfit Theroux's character is wearing, he'll reportedly have a "white tuxedo style jacket" over a black suit, making him somewhat resemble James Bond.
Making Star Wars also reports that Justin Theroux's scenes will take place in the casino setting where Benicio del Toro's still-unidentified character is also rumored to be hanging around, and that there was an explosion shot during a sequence set at this location which Theroux's character may be a part of. No other details were provided, so it remains to be seen whether Theroux's character will be a good guy or bad guy. All we know for certain right now is that he has excellent taste in fashion. Besides his regular role as Kevin Garvey on HBO's The Leftovers, Theroux's other notable credits include American Psycho, Zoolander, Six Feet Under and The Girl on the Train. He also wrote Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2, Rock of Ages and Zoolander 2.
As it did with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm is keeping its proverbial lips sealed on specific plot details concerning Star Wars: The Last Jedi. So it's hard to predict how Justin Theroux's character will fit into the story. Since Rey will be spending most of The Last Jedi learning how to harness the Force under Luke Skywalker on Ahch-To, it seems unlikely that he'll have any interaction with her. From what's been revealed in unofficial reports and screened in special footage, Finn will be going undercover to infiltrate The First Order for The Resistance, so perhaps his mission will take him to this casino and the former stormtrooper will cross paths with this enigmatic slicer. Then there's Poe Dameron, who will likely be sticking close to his X-Wing again, but hey, maybe he decided to blow off some steam and go somewhere to play sabacc, unaware of the trouble brewing that may be connected to this finely-dressed character. Whatever the case, we'll provide any other significant details about Theroux's character in The Last Jedi if they're released.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15. Check out our comprehensive 2017 movie guide to find out when all of this year's other major blockbusters are coming out.