WARNING: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi ahead
If you check out the credits for Star Wars: The Last Jedi — unless you left the theater in disgust before the movie was over — or check out the IMDB page, you might notice that Mark Hamill has two credits next to his name. He plays Luke Skywalker, of course, and possibly delivers the performance of his Star Wars career depending on who you ask. But he is also listed as the character Dobbu Scay, a role that is hard to miss during the film, but also one you wouldn’t initially connect to Hamill.
Hamill is not a stranger to playing animated characters and tossing his voice into the mix. He’s been menacing Batman and The Flash for years. But playing a CGI character might be something new, which he revealed during a Q&A session following a screening of the film. According to Entertainment Weekly, it is something he wanted to do and Rian Johnson had a place in the film that would be perfect to do it.
As we know already, Canto Bight is the casino planet that Finn and Rose travel to with BB-8 in order to bring back a “master codebreaker” to shut down the First Order’s “string” that they have the Resistance tied to for most of the movie. Complaints about this part of the plot aside, it does give us a chance to see some of the wonderful creatures the film has to offer outside of those delicious porgs.
We already know a few of the cameos from this portion of the film, including Justin Theroux and Joseph Gordon-Levitt with his Beastie Boys-inspired character, but this is also where Hamill comes in according to Entertainment Weekly:
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Hamill said when asked about the other character he’s credited with in the closing crawl. “I’m not telling. I like playing the mystery of it all…
“I said I’d love to do a CGI thing, and he said sure,” Hamill said. “And I got to go to the set of the casino and see in detail 150 extras in jaw-dropping costumes.”
“Two hundred,” costume designer Mark Kaplan corrected him.
The actor doesn’t reveal exactly who it is during the session, but there are many hints online and a bit of confirmation by Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group:
If you check out the credits, Hamill is the only prominent star with two credits in The Last Jedi. That would mean he brought some of his drunken charm to the role of the tiny alien that fills BB-8 full of change and inadvertently helps him break Finn, Rose, and DJ out of casino jail (possibly one step above Mets jail at Shea Stadium).
Now we can move on to give this character its own tie-in novel, make him an important character in galactic events, and finally drop him in his own spin-off film that explains why he turned out to be a filthy degenerate in a casino. Judging from what we know about the folks inside, it’s not going to be a pleasant story.