Benicio del Toro's "Last Jedi" Character Still Not Confirmed, Despite "Vicrum Fett" Rumor

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Several entertainment publications are running articles today saying Benicio del Toro, who is already confirmed to be in "The Last Jedi," is a character named "Vicrum Fett." One article actually spells it "Vlcrum Fett," which seems like a typo (or even more far fetched).

While it's spelled again slightly differently, the name "Vikram" — without "Fett" — has been rumored for a while now. The "Fett" surname is the new rumor here.

The source of the news appears to be a popular video blogger, Mike Zeroh, who discusses in a video how he came across Benicio's page on an off-shoot wiki called wikiwand.com. (We can see that Wikiwand clearly aggregates all or most of its data from Wikipedia.)

In the Google search result description for Benicio's Wikiwand page, it says "Sir Vicrum Fett" in the row for "The Last Jedi" where his character name would be positioned. You can see that in a screenshot we just saw ourselves here:

Benicio's Fett Reference in Search Description

Note that the search result for his Wikipedia page do not say the same thing.

When you load up the Wikiwand page itself, there's zero corroboration for the meta data, even in the HTML. On the front-end, it says "TBA" aka "to be announced."

The video blogger addressed this too. Since wiki-based content management systems can be edited by anyone and moderated by a select few, we also looked in the recent revisions.

Was "TBA" changed from "Sir Vicrum Fett" recently? We cannot find a single match of a user going in to change it from "TBA" since it first appeared.

We also checked WikiBlame which searches revision history by keyword. No matches.

This means it's just Mike Zeroh, who claims he saw a change, and the search engine description text, which we can corroborate. But the description text can be messed with by wiki users who know how that all works.

Because we can't verify this further, and that's the only evidence in the news circulating, we think this is very weak.

Don't believe it just because of this.

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2 thoughts on “Benicio del Toro's "Last Jedi" Character Still Not Confirmed, Despite "Vicrum Fett" Rumor

  1. Dante Orfei says:

    So, while many people hypothesize the character of Sir Vicrum Fett could possibly be the son of Boba Fett, there are many detail oriented fans who say that del Toro would be too old to portray Boba's son and if there is any relation between Vicrum Fett and Boba it would have to be a family linkage more contemporary to Boba (I.e. cousin, brother (alternative clone of Hangout), etc).

    I propose another possibility, if del Toro is even playing this unconfirmed Vicrum Fett character...

    The Aftermath novel hints of Boba's scarred armor being found most likely after his encounter with the sarlacc. Suggesting, that if Boba made it out of the sarlacc, he discarded his armor in an attempt to assume another identity and to leave his past forgotten.

    If I was going assume someone else's identity, it would surely be someone I knew quite a bit about and a not so famous relative might be a good place to start, especially if they went missing or had a non publicly known death...

    If this Vicrum Fett character even exists and del Toro is actually portraying him, I would bet this would actually be the savvy bounty hunter under the alias of a relative whose history he could substantiate and validate upon questioning...

    Just my speculation...

  2. Jason Kejn says:

    If it came from Mike Zeroh, it is horse...shit!

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