Mark Hamill’s secret second role in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
A promotional image for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” (Facebook/StarWars)

Eagle-eyed fans who watched the latest “Star Wars” movie, “The Last Jedi,” have noticed something peculiar when the credits of the movie started rolling after the film’s epic final moments. Mark Hamill, who plays the wizened Luke Skywalker in the current trilogy, was credited not only for his role as the iconic Jedi but also as another rather obscure character. During a Q&A after the film’s premiere, Hamill and the people behind the movie shed some light on the character and some of the film’s interesting Easter eggs.

Hamill was given credit for a character by the name of Dobbu Scay. When asked about the obscure second role, Hamill remained elusive, saying that he likes the mystery. But, the actor admitted that he asked “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson for a voice acting role for one of the CGI characters.

“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.”

The set that Hamill was referring to is, of course, the casino scene that features a vast number of different alien races and creatures. In the movie, Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) went to a planet whose main feature was a corrupt society that thrives on a very large and extravagant casino filled with wealthy denizens. This scene is probably where Hamill’s second role was included, but it’s nearly unrecognizable at first viewing, given that there’s a lot going on at the planet.

The name Dobbu Scay is also an anagram of Bob Duscay, which is the name of the film’s editor.

Other Easter eggs appear in the film, like a secret role played by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The actor has starred in all of Johnson’s acclaimed films prior to “The Last Jedi,” and was included in the new movie as a form of good luck charm.

There was also a so-called Fake Leia, which is a dummy version of Carrie Fisher’s character which was used in background shots that included the character lying inside a medical pod.