As The Wrap first reported, the 48-year-old Oscar winner, who already appears as Taneleer Tivan -- a.k.a. The Collector -- in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, could be signing on to star as a villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
"I saw the original one when it came out and it marked me," Del Toro, who was 10 when the first Star Wars hit theaters, recounted. "I was impressed by the film and by the characters and by the story and the message."
Looper director Rian Johnson is set to helm Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is already slated for a May 2017 release.