If you want to keep something under wraps, don’t tell Mark Hamill. The Star Wars actor recently divulged information about a major actor who will be appearing in the upcoming Han Solo movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story.
During an interview with the Washington Post’s Cape Up podcast, Hamill talked about one of his colleagues who will be appearing in the film and then regretted letting the little detail slip. But to true Star Wars fans, the reveal comes as no surprise.
“Tony Daniels is so happy ’cause he’s in every single Star Wars movie,” Hamill explained. “Every single one. All the prequels. He’s in Rogue One, He’s in Solo. Whoops! I hope that’s not…but anyway, he’s in every single Star Wars movie.”
Anthony Daniels plays the droid C-3PO, and while he has appeared in every single Star Wars film up until this point, it hasn’t been confirmed (until now) that he would appear in the Solo film.
“That’s not such a reveal,” Hamill added. “All Star Wars fans expect him to be in every movie. I said to Tony, ‘It’s perfect. You never age. And, you know, if you give them enough trouble, they’ll just find somebody else that fits in that suit. With me, what are they going to do, fire me? No, they can kill me. They’ve done that already.”
When asked if Luke Skywalker is actually dead, Hamill talked about one of his “terrible ideas.” He said perhaps Luke force projected himself out of his robes to a nudist planet. “I’m not convinced I’m dead,” he noted.
Daniels has appeared as C-3PO in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), Star Wars The Force Awakens (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). The actor also briefly appeared as a human character in Episode II and has voiced the character for several Star Wars animated series.
Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on May 25.