Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, who recently noted that he couldn’t ever imagine playing Luke Skywalker again after Episode IX, apparently made a voice cameo in Season 1 of The Mandalorian.
On this week’s final episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (h/t Deadline), it was revealed that an uncredited Hamill voiced the droid bartender in the fifth episode of the series.
In the fifth episode, “The Gunslinger,” Mando (real name: Din Djarin) seeks safe harbor in Mos Eisley on Tatooine so that he can get his ship, The Razor Crest, repaired while protecting and hiding The Child. When Mando stopped by the Mos Eisley cantina, which famously didn’t allow droids back in A New Hope, a droid, voiced by Hamill, was now manning the entire place.[widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=31-celebrity-cameos-in-the-star-wars-sequel-trilogy&captions=true”]
On Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, series creator Jon Favreau mentioned that the droid’s name is EV-9D9. And yes, EV-9D9 was previously seen in Return of the Jedi as Jabba the Hut’s droid torturer.
After the release of The Rise of Skywalker, Hamill wrote a heartfelt letter to fans thanking them for their devotion to the Skywalker saga and the Star Wars universe, noting how it will “continue to grow with new storytellers building an even bigger galaxy.”
Recently, Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn) and Peyton Reed (Ant-Man) have both confirmed they will be directing episodes of Season 2 of The Mandalorian. Season 2’s new cast members include actor Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens), who has been cast in an unspecified role as an unknown bounty hunter; Rosario Dawson, who has also been reportedly cast as Ahsoka Tano; and Timothy Olyphant, who will play Cobb Vanth, a character first introduced in the 2015 novel Star Wars: Aftermath.[ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/05/08/temeura-morrison-who-played-jango-fett-will-return-to-play-boba-fett”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”]