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Did Mark Hamill just reveal a secret ‘Solo’ cameo?

Actual quote from Mark Hamill: "Whoops!"


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published May 8, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 4:26 pm CDT

Warning: This post may include a minor spoiler for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Mark Hamill isn’t in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Well, not to our knowledge, anyway. But that didn’t stop him from spoiling a potential cameo during an interview with the Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart podcast.

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The cameo in question is C-3PO. Actor Anthony Daniels played the droid in every Star Wars movie to date, and Hamill accidentally revealed he’ll appear in Solo too. “Daniels was so happy, ’cause he’s in every single Star Wars movie,” said Hamill. “Every single one. All the prequels, he’s in Rogue One, he’s in Solo. Whoops!”

“That’s not such a reveal,” he added hastily. “All Star Wars fans expect him to be in every movie.”


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Except it kind of is a big reveal. Until now, we had no idea C-3PO would be in this movie. It made sense for R2-D2 and C-3PO to appear in Rogue One because they were already part of the Rebel Alliance, working with Bail Organa. But as far as we know right now, Han met R2 and Threepio for the first time in A New Hope. That seemingly ruled out a Solo cameo, especially since you don’t expect a classy droid like C-3PO to show up in the kind of places where Han and Lando hang out. Could their paths overlap while Threepio is on some kind of mission for the rebels?

Digital Spy theorizes that Anthony Daniels could have a brief cameo in a different role, but honestly, C-3PO is the most likely option. If so, this also raises another question. Will R2-D2 be there too? You’ll find out on May 25.

H/T to Digital Spy

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*First Published: May 8, 2018, 9:55 am CDT