During his conversation with Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart podcast, the actor mentioned that Anthony Daniels, famous for his portrayal of the golden droid C-3PO, will play a cameo in the Han Solo movie.
“What does C-3PO have to do to earn his freedom?” Jonathan Capehart asked Hamill. “Is he just stuck working for the Skywalker family forever?”
“[Anthony] Daniels was so happy, ‘cause he’s in every single Star Wars movie,” Hamill said laughingly.
“Every single one. All the prequels, he’s in Rogue One, he’s in Solo… Whoops! I hope that’s not — erm…, but anyway, he’s in every single Star Wars movie. That’s not such a reveal — all Star Wars fans expect him to be in every movie.”
C-3PO and his fellow R2-D2 have the peculiar honor of having appeared in each and every Star Wars movie. The droids even had a brief cameo in Rogue One, the first ever Star Wars standalone movie which was outside the episodes and focused primarily on the stories related to the Skywalkers.
Hamill made clear mention of Daniels and not the character C2PO, as being a part of the film, which also means that Daniels might play some other role instead of his regular gold-coated droid form.
Movie’s director Ron Howard had also confirmed the appearance of another popular Star Wars actor, Warwick Davis, who had played the character of Wicket the Ewok in the 1983 movie Return of the Jedi. The actor also played various other characters in recent Star Wars films such as Wollivan in The Force Awakens and Woodbin in The Last Jedi.
We will also see a minor presence from Jon Favreau (the director of Iron-Man and The Lion King), who voices an alien Rio Durant who resembles a monkey. Favreau was sometime back announced to be the writer and executive producer of an upcoming live-action Star Wars show for Disney’s future streaming service.
Solo is all set to make it big on the box office, and the movie starring a younger Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) has done fantastically in the pre-release ticket sales.
According to experts, the film is likely to have an opening weekend between $165 million and $175 million when it opens on the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit the theaters on May 25.