Thanks to a new international promo spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we have our first footage of Benicio Del Toro as the shady character DJ. There's still a lot that we don't know about this character, who is known as a "slicer", but his official description is as follows:
“DJ is an enigmatic figure whose tattered, threadbare clothes and lackadaisical attitude conceal a sharp mind and expert skills.”
John Boyega also previously offered up some details that reveal DJ's expert skill set, saying:
“We just need a codebreaker and he’s the best in the galaxy. Unfortunately, he’s very dodgy and only in it for financial gain. He doesn’t fight for any side. He has distinct opinions. The Resistance bombs the First Order one day, the First Order bombs the Resistance on another. It’s an ongoing war that will never end. For him, he’s trying to benefit off of that — which doesn’t make him the person you want to trust.”
Judging from this first look, it definitely looks like he definitely has some dealings with the Empire. As for how he plays into the story, it sounds like Finn and Rose enlist his help before they head out to Canto Bight to help them complete their mission. It's also explained that "to him, the heroes and the villains aren’t enemies — they’re opponents."
You can enjoy the new promo spot below!